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ANTI-POLONISM IN EUROPE


rychlik 41 | 373
13 May 2010 #1
Where is the biggest anti-Polonism in Europe today? As a Polish citizen, where would you not like to travel? We could divide this by West and Eastern Europe. If you've been a victim of ant-Polish attitude then what was the reason behind it?
Wroclaw Boy
13 May 2010 #2
My brother in law has told me a few times of the abuse he recieved in Germany when working there years ago, the UK wasnt such a great place either circa 2006-2008. Other than those two i cant really think of any, but of course im not Polish.
AdamKadmon 2 | 508
13 May 2010 #3
I do not know if this is anti-Polonism, but when two years ago, I heard from a British person an advice go back to your sh*tty country I thought it was. Now, I am not sure if this is typically British.
Dougpol2 1 | 76
13 May 2010 #4
No - just a desperate insult when they've lost an argument or have no real reason. Whenever I have a debate with anyone in England and am critical of something, they often say, "well, **** off back to Poland then if it's so great" ( suggesting of course, that compared to magic Britain, it isin't!)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 May 2010 #5
In Germany, there tends to be the perception that Poles are inferior. Then again, the Germans see almost anyone else in that way.

I think many Brits have no problems with Poles. It's just the swamping effect that sours the milk.

Poles are pretty well received across Europe.
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
13 May 2010 #6
Poles are pretty well received across Europe.

Ive read some info about Italian "anti-Polonism" in Italy I am not sure if it is a general thing or just some wackoes

Although you should be safe in Norway ;p (for the time being)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 May 2010 #7
Nah, Italians and Poles are close enough due to the prevalent ski culture. Having said that, I remember a story from my 15-year old student from a few years back. He told me that a couple of Italian shopkeepers refused to speak to him in English. They persisted in speaking Italian and it drove him nuts as his English was top drawer.

There will always be specific instances of foolishness.
Miguel Colombia - | 351
13 May 2010 #8
Ive read some info about Italian "anti-Polonism" in Italy I am not sure if it is a general thing or just some wackoes

I am sure the Italians have nothing against Poles. At least not against the women. Hell, they like all women.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
13 May 2010 #9
Where is the biggest anti-Polonism in Europe today?

In Poland.

>^..^<

M-G (they are their own worst enemies)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,159
13 May 2010 #10
Then again, the Germans see almost anyone else in that way.

Don't tell me it's not true...you Germanophobe you!

;)
Bzibzioh
13 May 2010 #11
I'm going to fly through Munich soon and if that horrible guard-woman checking me will be so mean to me again - I'm personally blaming you, Bratwurtski!

;)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,159
13 May 2010 #12
I'm personally blaming you, Bratwurtski!

Look for a helmet first....:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
13 May 2010 #13
In Germany, there tends to be the perception that Poles are inferior.

I would argue that in what was the old east germany there seems to be a common bond.

it's certainly true of east berlin. i've never noiced any problems there at least.
Miguel Colombia - | 351
13 May 2010 #14
England. That's probably the most anti-Polish place I can think of.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 May 2010 #15
Probably true, Wrocław. The ex-commie connection going strong ;) ;)

BB, I should have put wink marks there, sorry. The truth is, I don't know what the majority of Germans think so I wheeled out a stereotype for good measure :) I liked Berlin a lot and felt great in Germany.

Truth be told, I don't think other Europeans think too much about Poles. Only the UK as there are so many there. Otherwise, 'out of sight, out of mind' applies.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
13 May 2010 #16
I don't think other Europeans think too much about Poles

I don't think so either. Don't believe the hype :)

>^..^<

M-G (anyway is glad that he was able to get RR running on his 64 bit machine - been ages)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 May 2010 #17
I'm glad that it hasn't gone back to the world wars, that's a bonus :) People have got their own issues in life without worrying too much about what people from other countries think.
Torq 26 | 2,467
13 May 2010 #18
I travelled all around Europe and nowhere have I encountered any kind
of "anti-polonism" towards me. Quite the contrary - in some countries people
were very polite (Hungary, Czech Republic, Ireland, France, Bulgaria) and in
Ukraine an older man even offered me free lodging for the night in his apartment.

I didn't get any warm gestures or signs of sympathy in Germany or Denmark,
but no negative reactions either so, for me personally, talking about anti-Polinism
is a little bit of an exagerration.
STFU - | 39
13 May 2010 #19
I'm happy to tell you that there's no such thing as Anti-Polonism.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
13 May 2010 #20
Just hatred of all things Polish:)
OP rychlik 41 | 373
13 May 2010 #21
In Germany, there tends to be the perception that Poles are inferior.

I have mixed feelings about this country. I have read comments like yours and still wonder why the h'ell Poles want to work in Germany? I would hate to see Poles taking it in the a'ss because they felt like they had to.
TheOther 6 | 4,011
13 May 2010 #22
I have read comments like yours and still wonder why the h'ell Poles want to work in Germany?

Because the comments you read are hardly ever true - simple as that.
SouthMancPolak - | 104
13 May 2010 #23
heh :)

Oh, come on, how can you hate pierogi and flour-based foods? ;) ;)

my Chorley Cakes are nice, lol
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
13 May 2010 #25
a tiny minority as an example

That's a very frequent problem on this forum :)

>^..^<

M-G (watching the Unknown Oddissey)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,159
13 May 2010 #26
That wasn't nice either... Poles want to kill Germans

You are all nasty Germanophobes and I will never ever come to work to Poland, nein, nein!
I know you all are just waiting to behead me and to show off my poor de-helmeted head. :(
SouthMancPolak - | 104
13 May 2010 #27
You pick a tiny minority as an example? The NPD has less than 7000 members in Germany.

That's a very frequent problem on this forum :)

Taking things far too seriously is also a frequent problem on this forum ;)

You are all nasty Germanophobes and I will never ever come to work to Poland, nein, nein!
I know you all are just waiting to behead me and to show off my poor de-helmeted head. :(

lol. that's more like it. :D

See? Germans aren't all humourless sunbed-pinchers ;)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,159
13 May 2010 #28
See? Germans aren't all humourless sunbed-pinchers ;)

Humourless not, sunbed-pinchers? You bet!!! ;)
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
13 May 2010 #29
You are all nasty Germanophobes and I will never ever come to work to Poland, nein, nein!
I know you all are just waiting to behead me and to show off my poor de-helmeted head. :(

Inshallah Infidel, off with your head!
...

Now thats germanophobic!
TheOther 6 | 4,011
13 May 2010 #30
Taking things far too seriously is also a frequent problem on this forum

That's actually the fun part of this forum... :)


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