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Famous Polish people (that we have actually heard of)


Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,476
14 Jul 2007 #61
Billy Wilder polish??? Yup....you are mad!

usa.usembassy.de/etexts/ga-tricentennialreport.htm

"... From music have come - beside the piano- and organ-makers, Steinway, Knabe, and Wurlitzer -- Leopold and Walter Damrosch, Bruno Walter, John Philip Sousa, Oscar Hammerstein, Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, and Kurt Weill. And from the theatre a succession of gifted playwrights, directors and performers, among them Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Lubitsch, Eric von Stroheim, Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, and the inimitable Marlene Dietrich...."

The source is the US themselves...and yours is???

Now for that....:)

The first armored car robbery was done by a polish man

But I thought people born in other countries don't count???
Highoncrime
14 Jul 2007 #62
who said they dont count?

Born Samuel Wilder in Sucha Beskidzka, Austria-Hungary (now Poland) hes ours now dick head
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,476
14 Jul 2007 #63
Born Samuel Wilder in Sucha Beskidzka, Austria-Hungary (now Poland) hes ours now dick head

Yeah...like Kopernikus...doesn't matter if the family is german/austrian...if their native language is german...who cares....the borders changed (even much later) that means those are now full blooded Poles even if they don't speak one word polish or have any relation to Poland who gives a f*ck...yeah sure!

If you ask Billy Wilder do you reall think he would had seen himself as a Pole???

Do you have an idea how pathetic you sound...needing to resort to "people grabbing" because you lack your own???

Bye
Highoncrime
14 Jul 2007 #64
I think anyone who is any part polish would be proud of it. "people grabbing" Germany took Adolf Hitler he was born Austrian... and dont give me the **** that there the same as germans... they have similarities yes, but there not the same other wise they would call themselves Germans, Just like Hungary is similar to poland their not the same but they have similarities both have slavic origens just like germany and austria have germanic origens that doesnt make them the same...

Besides wtf are you doing in a polish forum?
shopgirl 6 | 928
14 Jul 2007 #65
Besides wtf are you doing in a polish forum?

Actually....there are a lot of non-Polish people here. One does not have to be Polish to have a connection.....I'm not Polish and I love Poland, the people, and the language!
Highoncrime
14 Jul 2007 #66
k but like its different cause ur not goin around making fun of us and stuff like bratworst boy, what i meant to say why r u on a polish forum if ur gonna make fun of us... i dont even know why im so mad im more american than polish
shopgirl 6 | 928
15 Jul 2007 #67
i dont even know why im so mad im more american than polish

He just seems that way when he's p*ssed off.....he's really a nice guy. But he is easily provoked, I'm afraid. And if you look back at your first post....you started something with your name calling :)

Let's all try to play nice, ok :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
15 Jul 2007 #68
His presence on this board is an offence to us Poles.

puzzy, puzzy puzzy..

are you now turnin two faced? you offer beer and then when another strong
voice pops in for how long is a good question, you turn your back on brat??

The past has to be left in the past.. the scars need to heel. theres nothing wrong
with learning about it, theres nothing wrong with feeling about it, but continous
blame on those generations now is wrong.. very wrong.. none of us were there.

we all only learned about it. the truth is, yes I hurt , and everytime I see movies
about it, or documentarys about it, it makes me sad to know this happened in
a civilized world. my whole family is from poland, and I often wondered if any had
died during that time. I dont know if any others had perished. only one cousin
told us her story.. and her experience was good with the german family. and there
was so many others.. untold, because why? because the focus is always on the bad
of it,, not the hero stories , the stories of those who died risking their lives to save
so many.. its all there in the holocaust site.. heros forgotten. and theres many other
sites that can be googled.. When I came to learn about poland I came to learn
about my ancestors beautiful country..

the focus is always on the aushwitz death camp.. alot of people I run into here
say, oh yes we visited the camps.. thats not what polands about.. death camps!!

poland needs to get out of this death camp and show people how it really is..
culture, beauty, great food, wonderful people..

if I ever come to poland, it wont be about the death camps. I will be seeing the
real Poland that has existed longer ....
Highoncrime
15 Jul 2007 #69
well everything just got deleted so now i dont remember what i said so i guess fites over nothin to see here people....

oh yea i agree with pat poland is really nice other than death camps like Krakow is a really beutiful city, so is warsaw, and there is alot of great people there
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
15 Jul 2007 #70
oh yea i agree with pat poland is really nice other than death camps like Krakow is a really beutiful city, so is warsaw, and there is alot of great people there

well at least we agree on something :)

I will say someone famous

< I always say this> Henryk Gorecki!!!
Puzzler 9 | 1,089
16 Jul 2007 #71
Hm, my posts (pertinent to the discussion, including the one about Hollywood figures) have been deleted from this thread, and one highly offensve Polonophobic post by buttburst still remains (the one on 'Kopernikus,' his alleged 'german/austrian' origins, our alleged 'people grabbing' and with with the elegant expression 'f...ck' to boot). Does it mean the moderator agrees with the content of the post?
dannyboy 18 | 248
16 Jul 2007 #72
All this shouting is really turning me on. I have a cyber-erection
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
17 Jul 2007 #73
Andy Warholwa says that he is of Czech descent in his biography...Samuel Goldwyn is
a Jew...but Ron Jaworski is definetly Polish...the Warner Brothers are Jews.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
17 Jul 2007 #75
Never the twain shall meet...or almost never...unless,of course, the Jewish people help
fund a Polish/Slavic holocaust museum...the is not to say that the good Jewish people
who have remained in Poland should be treated with anything but respect.
Atilla 1 | 10
17 Jul 2007 #76
Apologize in advance for transcription:
Ezhi Shtur - I admire him much. Also a number of polish actors and movie directors. Polish cinema is very strong I believe - I grew up with Va-bank and the four tankmen))

The Lvov-Warsaw psychology school, incl. Kotarbinsky and Idukevich
truhlei 10 | 332
18 Jul 2007 #77
Kings Wladyslaw Wasa and his younger brother Jan Kasimerz
bronko 3 | 10
19 Jul 2007 #78
richie sambora, the lead singer of the goo goo dolls, jack white all polish descent
Puzzler 9 | 1,089
20 Jul 2007 #79
Hm, many Russians think that Dostoyevski was of Polish extraction. The surname is certainly Polish. But he was a bit of a Polonophobe, wasnt he? Also of Polish origin were Tiolkovski (space scientist), Stanislavski (theatre theoretician), Tchaikovsky (composer), Gogol (great writer - one of my great favourites), and others. But as you know I dont feel any pride in somebody else's achievements.

:)
sledz 23 | 2,250
20 Jul 2007 #80
u suck admin, i had a nice tribute

why cant I post about Pulaski??
Peter 3 | 247
20 Jul 2007 #81
Greg Kihn
Meyer Lansky
Sandy Weill
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
24 Jul 2007 #82
Lansky wasn't Polish...he wasn't even born in Poland...Greg Kihn: is he the singer who had a couple of hits in the 80's?...Weill doesn't sound Polish either...How about John Krukowski, Ist Baseman for the 1993 NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
24 Jul 2007 #83
That bird that reads the news on ITV - she has a Polish name and most of the blokes in the UK fancy her does that count??
truhlei 10 | 332
24 Jul 2007 #84
Also of Polish origin were Tiolkovski (space scientist), Stanislavski (theatre theoretician), Tchaikovsky (composer), Gogol (great writer - one of my great favourites), and others.

Gogol as far as I know was from family Janowski. They were Orthodox Russins from Wolyn or from Lvov. Some of his ancestors were Orthodox priests.

Dostoeyvski's ancestors were from Litwa. Intill today their village Dostoewo exists in the region of Brest-Litowski. His family was also Orthodox. Some 150 years his ancestors spent in Russia before he was born. More than 100 years Janowski family lived in Russia before the burth of Gogol.

I'm not sure their ancestors were called as Poles. Janowski family was Russin and Dostoewski also Russin and Litwin.

Gogol (great writer - one of my great favourites)

In this case Jan Barszczewski with his book Szlachcic Zawalnja or Belarus in fantastic stories should be also of great interest to you? I think his works are very similar to Gogol's best stories.
Peter 3 | 247
29 Jul 2007 #85
Lansky wasn't Polish...he wasn't even born in Poland...Greg Kihn: is he the singer who had a couple of hits in the 80's?...Weill doesn't sound Polish either

Sandy Weill's parents are described as being Polish Jews
Meyer Lansky was born in Grodno so it is a question of where his parents loyalties lay. Russia or Poland. (My grandparents were born in Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire but were described as Poland loyal Cossacks).

Greg Kihn = Greg Kihn Band (Jeopardy, Break Up Song, etc)
Vanguard - | 24
31 Jul 2007 #86
"Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, William Boeing,...."

Uh... A lot of those are not German, but the self-proclaimed "Chosenites". Like Einstein, Levi Strauss, Kissenger, Westheimer, Oppenheimer. Even Eisenhower was written of in his West Point yearbook as the "Swedish Jew". And, these are just the obvious ones. Insidentally, how did the "Holocaust" skip over Ruth Westheimer? She's pretty damn old.

Try again Bratwurst
Tran Anh 2 | 72
31 Jul 2007 #87
This name-grapping is absolutely heinous, guys. Go get a life!
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
1 Aug 2007 #88
Sandy Weill is Jewish...he was a bigwig at CitiBank, and is now a multi-billionaire...there
are no Polish billionaires in America...Lansky was Jewish, not Polish and his loyalties lay
with the Jews...he was an evil genius, a gangster and a Zionist, whose money laundry
was instrumental in the founding of the current state of Israel...'Jeopardy' was a good
song by Greg Kihn.
Krzysztof 2 | 973
1 Aug 2007 #89
This discussion so reminds me of the one in Seksmisja ("Marie Curie-Sklodowska was a man!").
But seriously, "famous" is such a misleading word, you can be famous by doing something really bad (Hitler, Stalin) or nothing worthy (Britney Spears), and remain virtually unknown to the wide masses despite of doing some great things in your area of expertise, it's all up to the (in the widest meaning of the word) "pubblicity" you get, and Poland usually didn't get much exposure.

for me an "unknown soldier" is more famous than Michael Jackson, for the world it's viceversa
Osiedle_Ruda
1 Aug 2007 #90
If you haven't heard of Anna Przybylska, you should have. ;) :D


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