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Last Post: 27 Nov 2015
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JollyRomek   
24 Apr 2015
Work / What is a good monthly salary for an English teacher in Poland? [86]

I have two bachelors degrees in languages:

As an academic, you should know better.

Now I understand what you meant by "the main reason to go to University is to create a network of contacts". I kept wondering why you kept repeating it. Now I understand. When studying anything language related, I can certainly see your point.

That however makes me wonder why you keep talking about "solid" education in order to achieve something in life so your children can wear "real clothes" and your wife can eat "real food".

I must say that I find it quite cheeky to give other people advice on what they should and should not do while you carry two lousy language degrees in your pocket.
JollyRomek   
22 Apr 2015
History / How come Poles like Russians but not Germans? [216]

I would not even enter Russia.

You should. Russia is a beautiful country and a lot of Russian don't actually support their president and his politics. Of course, not too many would say it it out loud in public. Russia has a lot more to offer than Putin, self-written history and raging wars with it's neighbours.

I for one would love to go back to see more of the country.
JollyRomek   
21 Apr 2015
History / How come Poles like Russians but not Germans? [216]

How many stupid jokes for instance about Poles stealing cars?

This is what you base your argument on? Jokes?

Old Poles remember how much they suffered during the war and seeing (arrogant) Germans in Poland often make them sick

In Poland, I saw 3 situations in which Poles insulted Germans for just being Germans

I do not know where in Warsaw you take the bus, but my own experience here in Poland is completely different. The opinion of Poles being welcoming towards Germans is shared by a lot of Germans who work in Poland or visit the country as tourists.

I for one never had any issues for being German and I do not keep it as a secret. Following your bus example, I too have one. At my first Widzew Lodz game I went to the bar in front of the stadium because i had 3 hours to wait until kick off. It was late August, extremely hot and the bar quickly filled with supporters looking for a cold pint. Not the crowd I would join for a beer when going out with my girlfriend but for a few beer before the game, to discuss football, the crowd was ideal. It didn't take them long to realize that I am a foreigner and when asked where I am from I did not make a secret out of the fact that I am German. Usually, the football crowd are the ones you would expect to react in a unpleasant manner when meeting Germans, it actually turned out to be a pleasant afternoon. Even when, what appeared to be, their more senior hooligans and ultras appeared there were absolutely no issues.

You may have witnessed something happening on a bus but you can also see drunk people on busses. That does not mean that all Poles are drunks.

Although I do wonder how these Poles on the bus would have known that the guys they supposedly insulted were German. Surely, we do not have our citizenship tattowed to our forehead. They could also been Austrian or Swiss.
JollyRomek   
21 Apr 2015
History / How come Poles like Russians but not Germans? [216]

As to German opinion about Poles and other Eastern people, it is pathetic. Germans don't like anyone, anyway so no need to be offended ;)

You have clearly never been to Germany, otherwise you would not come up with such nonsense.

By the way "Das Lied der Deutschen" of which "Deutschland ueber alles" is part of the first verse was written in 1841. So you are referring to a few lines of texts which are over 170 years old.

Seeing that Germany has since moved from Kaiser, to the Weimarer Republik, to the Nazis, to being split into two countries to being re-united and becoming one of top strategic partners for a lot of countries in Europe (including Poland) and the world, I think your opinion might be a tiny bit outdated.

Not even Poles feel about Germany the way you do. What's pathetic is that you are trying to argue using stereotypes which have very little to do with reality.
JollyRomek   
20 Apr 2015
History / How come Poles like Russians but not Germans? [216]

so do Germans

"Deutschland, Deutschland ueber alles" is the first verse of the "Lied der Deutschen" which later evolved to become the German anthem. The Nazis only used this very first verse where as now the only verse used is the third verse.

uber alles means "above everything" not "above everyone".

Yes, that is correct.

So for me the biggest difference between the two nations is not what they did in the past but how they evaluate it now.

Thank you Anet. That's possibly one of best statements in this thread!
JollyRomek   
19 Apr 2015
Travel / E36 from Germany to Poland - possibly the worst stretch of tarmac in the World? [7]

In 2007, they reconstructed all the bridges on the route, as well as building the (missing) north carriageway. It wasn't resurfaced, but built completely new.

Thank for that! So does that mean that before 2007, the lanes leading towards Germany were non-existent? I used that motorway first in 2010 so i have no comparison to what it looked like before.
JollyRomek   
19 Apr 2015
Travel / E36 from Germany to Poland - possibly the worst stretch of tarmac in the World? [7]

No problem.
What is strange about that stretch of motorway is that the lanes leading the opposite direction towards Germany have been resurfaced. But apparently for the direction leading from Germany there was no budget. Some people say that the local council has decided to leave it the way it is on purpose.
JollyRomek   
19 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

So it would add credibility to your attempts at whitewashing Germans

Attempts of whitewashing are only part of your wild imagination. Discussing facts and trying to whitewash something are two different things.

If the facts are too painful for you to discuss, then don't discuss them.
JollyRomek   
19 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

Yeah sure keep telling yourself that buddy.

So, are you saying that the Ukrainian guards did not carry out the orders given by their German officers? You do know what it meant to disobey orders in the SS, don't you?

Even if that would have been the truth (it is not) it wouldn't change a thing. It wouldn't have erased German responsibility for the Holocaust.

Nobody has ever said that Germany wasn't responsible for the Holocaust.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

You simply have no clue what's going on in Poland.

Sure. I am oblivious to what is going on around me here in Poland :-)

I'm not going to waste my time.

If you don't want to waste your time, then please also respect my time. Of course it is easier without registering your username. You can come up with a new name every day and never fear to have to provide any backup to the nonsense that you write.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

Moreover, I have ready met a few foreigners here who pretended to be Polish

Who you met and what they pretended to be is not my problem to be perfectly honest with you. I believe that I have made it very clear where I am from on numerous occasions.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

but the vast majority of the Jews in Poland were killed by the Germans.

How would you know? Is there a record of which country the guard was from who locked the door to the gas chamber and which country the member of the SS was from who dropped the gas from above?

And what have they done?

When you bother to register on this forum as a member I might.........
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

. He wasn't locked away for being too dangerous, just interned with other potential sympathisers at the start of the war.

Yes, he is the one i meant. Thanks jon.

Interned / locked away. It's the same thing isn't it? He became dangerous and the British government knew that he posed a thread. They locked him away as a pre-caution.

Not a bad thing. The Germans should have given Hitler the sentence he deserved and kept him locked up for the rest of his days instead of letting him go after a "spa retreat" in a Bavarian prison.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

Haha, now you say that you're Polish? Don't make me laugh. You speak Polish "troche" but you are a Pole. Oh my...

When did I ever make such a claim? On the contrary, in another thread I have made it pretty clear that I am German although my mother is Polish and my father is French. I have never, in any way, said anything that would contradict the fact that my passport is German and that I do feel that I am German even if I am the only one in my family.

How you get to the understanding that I claim to be Polish after my comment -

Exactly! And you said -

- is simply beyond me. You can of course write "HAHAHAHA" in capital letters to try to get the audience on your side but it does not change the fact that I have never claimed to be Polish nor will i ever claim to be Polish,

All I have to do is check random articles about it or comment s in the Polish internet. Or just ask people around me.

Yes and I am sure that the people around you would be all too happy to admit the wrong doing of Poles in the Holocaust...........
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

Secretly hoped that their governments would slaughter Jews?

As i said, Anti-Jewish propaganda wasn't something Germany invented. It was spread all across Europe.

Nobody wanted anyone to get slaughtered but at the same time wished "they would just disappear". In Germany nobody wanted to happen what happened, same as in every other country in Europe. But we can not close our eyes to the fact that at the time Jews were as welcomed across Europe as a fire in an orphanage.

Even the UK had it's own "Hitler" but when he became too dangerous he was arrested and locked away. I just can't remember his name at the moment.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

I speak as a native Pole, and you?

Exactly! And you said -

It makes us laugh when we hear how some foreigners accuse us of something now.

Who is "we"? Who is "us"? Do you include all Poles in that "we" and "us", even those who still show their affection for Nazi Germany?

So your "people roaming the streets" is an exaggeration.

Yes, i must admit that it was a tiny bit exaggerated. But, those people exist in Poland and in lesser wealthy areas of Poland, their numbers are quite big. That's not something you can deny.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

excuses a large number of Poles from fomenting Jew hatred within their own cities and towns!!

Hatred towards Jews wasn't something the Germans invented. Anti-Jewish propaganda was spread all across Europe during that time. Just the Germans actually went for the "final solution" while others merely talked. Doesn't change the fact that in Greece for example, the locals of Thessaloniki applauded when Greek Jews were deported. Similar scenes happened all over Europe but after the war, everyone was "shocked" and blamed the Germans for doing what they secretly hoped would happen.

In general, we can only hope that something as the Holocaust will never repeat itself. But in order for that to happen, we have to openly deal with our past, as painful as it may be. Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary have done very well in their attempt to deal with their part of that period of time. Poland seems to be lacking either interest or guts to openly discuss the involvement of Poles in the Holocaust and openly discuss the Anti-Jewish stand of members of their beloved AK.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

of heavy racism from the Nazi in our own country. It makes us laugh when we hear how some foreigners accuse us of something now

When you say "we" do you mean all Poles, including those who like to lift their right arm in order to make sure that everyone understands their political beliefs?

It is beyond me how you can claim that there was no racism and anti semitic element in Poland when we still have people roaming the streets of Poland with a very clear view and ideology in favour of Nazi Germany.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

"statute of limitations" (Verjaehrungsfrist)

The "Verjaehrungsfrist" does not apply to crimes committed during the war. Just a few years ago, the German government put a Ukrainian guard on trial in Munich.

Apologies, of course it was not the German government but the German state prosecution that put the guard on trial.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
History / Was the holocaust by Germans in Poland the worse genocide in history? [210]

Belsen, Dachau, Orthruf

Yes, but these were not on Polish territory and it is my understanding that the concentration camps on Polish soil are the subject of discussion here, no?

the orders in ALL cases were given by the German

but carried out by the Poles, Ukrainians etc. If we take the Ukrainians for example, a lot of them have willingly signed up to the SS. The orders may have been given by the Germans but it was the Ukrainians and also the Latvians (as an example for the Baltic troops in the SS) who enthusiastically joined the SS to follow those orders.

Anyway, to think that it would have been possible to carry out the mass murder of millions of people without some kind of involvement of the locals is somewhat unrealistic.

As "TheOther" has said, after the war they all claimed to have been part of the resistance.
JollyRomek   
18 Apr 2015
Travel / E36 from Germany to Poland - possibly the worst stretch of tarmac in the World? [7]

Does the E36 out of Germany into Poland still shake your fillings out or has it been resurfaced?

It is still the same Morrisey and there are no plans to resurface it until 2020. I believe there has never been any work done on this stretch of motorway since the Germans build it in the 1930's.
JollyRomek   
17 Apr 2015
Love / Are Polish men chauvinistic? [35]

robably most of them need to get disappointed after their first "exotic" relationship with a foreigner after see the sad reality.

Do you have a complex with women? Have you not been able to keep a woman in your life because of the poor choices you have made in life?

Which woman dreams of "being disappointed" before meeting her real love?

Just the idea that women "need to get disappointed before realizing what they can have" shows me that you are only able to pick up the pieces. You would never be able to date a woman (whether Polish or not) who is successful or has an idea of what she wants in life.

I can't believe that i actually responded to this thread but after reading your nonsense, Mr. Loverboy Levi_Br, i had to.
JollyRomek   
16 Apr 2015
Life / Is 10500 monthly is enough for a family to live in Warsaw Poland [136]

@ AndreiTheRed, I am surprised that any company would offer you 15000 PLN gross per month in Poland, if you can not work out yourself whether that is enough to "live on" in Warsaw.

That's a salary enough to "live on" in the UK so why wouldn't be enough to "live on" in Poland?
JollyRomek   
14 Apr 2015
Travel / Suggestion for nightlife in Poland [28]

While i was living in Lodz

In Lodz I would recommend club Loza, Kaliska or Riff Raff. For pre-club entertainment, Off-Piotrkowska is the best place. Good restaurants serving a variety of dishes and drinks from around the globe.

However, there is no way that I could recommend Lodz over cities like Warsaw, Krakow or Wroclaw for a group of young men looking to party it up a bit.
JollyRomek   
13 Apr 2015
Food / Where can I buy lamb in Poland? [72]

Galeria Lodzka has a superb butcher on the ground floor. Alternatively, you may want to check out these guys: en.befsztyk.pl
JollyRomek   
13 Apr 2015
Genealogy / Are Silesians people German/Germanic? [177]

It only proved they have an agenda but no evidence to support it.

The evidence is the fact that a dialect is only a dialect when it does not differ in writing. I am not sure why this is so hard for you to understand.

I would rather leave it up to Silesians to decide for themselves

The Silesian people have decided before and that decision did not go in favor of Poland. This was mentioned to you several times now. You however ignored the results of the referendums and replied with "Aufstände in Oberschlesien". The results have clearly shown that the majority of Silesians casted their vote in favor of Germany. The riots do not change the results.

If you ever do make it across to Europe, which I doubt you will, you should take the time to extensively travel throughout Silesia. You might be surprised. For that however you first need to change your ignorant attitude towards facts.
JollyRomek   
13 Apr 2015
Life / Polish ID number - Numer Dowodu Osobistego required in Poland [7]

Have you tried this using an online form? I simply can not go any further if the format is not correct. Even if I try to manipulate it somehow, move three letters of my passport number to the front and use 6 numbers at the end, it still tells me that it is incorrect.

Technically this means that Polish most online forms where an ID number is needed are useless for us?