yeah so why sjam is trying to insist I want to be a Polish citizen is beyond me.
It seems you want to insist that you are Polish
and not Amercian! However without a parent who was a Polish citizen at the time of your birth you will always remain an American and not a Pole unless you actually go and live in Poland for a few years then you will have what you so desire.
The last time someone gave me an eeew when I said my family were Polish
Maybe they just thought "Ah, that would explain everything". LOL.
he didn't want them in his volunteer army, as they would have bad influence on the army morale!
Seems that the bad influence on these particular Polish-Jews in Scotland was anti-semitism by fellow soldiers in the Polish Armed Forces.
The Times | April 12, 1944
SOLDIERS' PROTEST IN LONDON
The Press Association states:-
It can now be disclosed that 100 Jewish soldiers left their Polish army unit in Scotland in January and set out for London to protest against anti-Jewish views in the Polish army. Twenty-two of them were arrested by Polish military police at a Scottish town, but the others reached London, where they denied that they were deserters or that they, were trying to escape military service. They saw representatives of the Polish Government and asked to be transferred to British army battle units. A spokesman for the men stated that the Polish Government had conceded most of their claims.