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What do Poles think about Austrians?


JakeRyan
6 Sep 2021 #1
Except cows on meadows and Alps?
Lyzko 32 | 7,918
6 Sep 2021 #2
Both are staunch Catholics and practice the time-honored handkiss.
Ironside 51 | 11,510
6 Sep 2021 #3
What do they think? Who knows? Almost nothing at all.
If you ask for stereotypes not much.

Both are staunch Catholics and practice the time-honored hand kiss.

What are you? Is that a joke?
Lyzko 32 | 7,918
7 Sep 2021 #4
Not unless you want to be the comic, Ironside.
pawian 180 | 17,035
16 Sep 2021 #5
Poles think that Austrians are ungrateful - we saved them from the Ottoman slavery (Sobieski!) and 100 years later they took part in partitioning Poland.
Lyzko 32 | 7,918
16 Sep 2021 #6
That was only because of the Warsaw Pact, pawian:-) Politically, Austria had little choice.
Sure, it might have refused and wound up under Soviet domination like the rest of the Eastern region!
GefreiterKania 7 | 395
16 Sep 2021 #7
That was only because of the Warsaw Pact

They took part in partitions of Poland because of the Warsaw Pact? That's a very interesting theory! :)
Lyzko 32 | 7,918
16 Sep 2021 #8
I base the above solely on the fact that the Austrians saw themselves as indeed a "buffer state"!
First of all, they were and remains SOLELY Western, once again, thoroughly pro-democracy, anti-Communist on the whole (one of several reasons the current generation renounces Kreisky, both because he was a Jew as well as staunch leftist even if popular at the time with Catholic trade unions:-)).

The partition was seen by them as a bullwark against the potential fate which befell Poland, Romania, Hungary and that-time Yugoslavia.
pawian 180 | 17,035
16 Sep 2021 #9
because of the Warsaw Pact?

Yes, they were awesome visionaries. :):)
Lyzko 32 | 7,918
16 Sep 2021 #10
Perhaps that's slightly over the top. Nonetheless, Vienna continued to be the transit/visa center until well after the the beginning of the Cold War, let's not forget.

Furthermore, the movie "The Third Man" was made in '49 and is considered by many to be an accurate depiction of post -War Austria at the time.
OP JakeRyan
17 Sep 2021 #11
@pawian
Argh stoopid Euros living in the past.
Lyzko 32 | 7,918
17 Sep 2021 #12
The latter was the rational used by German revisionist historians such as Andreas Hillgruber to justify the Nazi extermination of the Jews!


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