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Poland - the least liked German neighbour.


Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
27 Jul 2010 #181
Oh God, 1939 again, I rest my case

Heh:)

And there is not one thing you can do against us this time! Ha! :):):):)
z_darius 14 | 3,968
27 Jul 2010 #182
Only 8 percent cheered for Germany (as you said) at the WC, now THAT hurt! :(

That stat is bogus. They never asked me so my opinion was not considered.
Now, those 92% who did not cheer for Germany are traitors. After all, at least 3 of the best players in the German team were not really German.
rychlik 41 | 373
30 Jul 2010 #183
Germans seem to look left at France and right at Russia...and that's it....

Are you saying they have a better opinion of Russians? I don't know what to make of all this. Seems like the Germans are the ones being ignorant and overlooking Poland. In that sense Poles are more worldly and knowledgeable than Germans will ever be cuz we learn about other countries next to us. Do the Russians have a bigger media presence in Germany? Poles will never really love Germans if they continue to be so ignorant. And then you guys wonder why Poland has a love affair with America and listens and does business with them? A german/Russian love match is worrisome to Poles.

PS: A Polish girl who's lived in Austria for 20 years told me there is still a big divide between west and east Europe.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
30 Jul 2010 #184
Seems like the Germans are the ones being ignorant and overlooking Poland.

In that sense Poles are more worldly and knowledgeable than Germans will ever be cuz we learn about other countries next to us

Poles will never really love Germans if they continue to be so ignorant

I see you've read the book "how to win friends and influence people"
Natasa 1 | 580
30 Jul 2010 #185
Poles will never really love Germans if they continue to be so ignorant.

Give up hoping.

Are you saying they have a better opinion of Russians?

Widely spread opinion about Russians is not better then opinion about Polish, they are just afraid of them.
I guess WWII (Stalingrad) was a lesson not to underestimate them.

As far as I saw,mostly Germans have love only for themselves, they can tolerate, sometimes respect others, but love... not popular word there.
"No effort existing will be able to warm up your cold blood, and you know that better than me. Then why writing?", AP Chekhov, The story of an unknown man

A Polish girl who's lived in Austria for 20 years told me there is still a big divide between west and east Europe.

Of course. In one of the adds (British link) while looking to rent a house in Spain, there was written ...."we are not renting to eastern (new) EU citizens...". Owner was guess who? German.

I'm here writing about that part of German nation similar in their Weltanschauung to Bratwurst.
They have also decent, smart and educated people there too. Rammstein for example.
Borrka 37 | 594
30 Jul 2010 #186
'm here writing about that part of German nation similar in their Weltanschauung to Bratwurst. They have also decent, smart and educated people there too.

Don't forget BB is an Ossie with all their inferiority complexes and he comes here in need of therapy - to play Great Zampano.

But in general Germans are not better or not worse than other Europeans.
pawian 161 | 9,971
30 Jul 2010 #187
Germans still bear a grudge against Poles for successful resisting the German attempt to recapture and colonize Eastern Europe. After Germanic tribes were pushed westward by oncoming Slavic nations, including old Polish ones, Germans repeatedly tried to go back to these lost territories, verging on obsession.

After many land shifts, with more than half of today`s Poland owned by Germany in the past, today the borders are more or less the same as they were 1000 years ago.

10 century
Today

The truth is that Germans were contained by Slavic nations and their land expansion was stopped.

That is what Germans can`t forgive Poles and what makes the poll results such as they are.

Of course, Germans will never admit it openly, they cover their true feelings, maybe subconscious ones, and explain their dislike in terms of Polish mess, Polnische Wirtschaft, Polish car thieves etc etc. They will never say they dislike Poles for being a major obstacle to German expansionism.
tow_stalin - | 57
30 Jul 2010 #188
and so what? what should we do? most of germans are 100% ignorants when talking about poland and poles, so why should i care about what ignorants say?

I have a conclusion about us, poles. we shouldn't take to much care about who likes us or not. we are not (at least i'm not) for liking. e.g. its almost impossible to convince ignorant who had never been in poland, that poland isn't a 3rd world, and ignorat's car is quite safe here, even his 11 years old skoda :).

i have a family in germany, including germans, they are living in the west part, and belive me they aren't shocked when they coming to poland for holiday - it was i to be surprised with amount of alcohol they can drink. and they call us alcoholics, what a impudence :)

so, leave most germans alone with their ignorance, and concentrate on making our live here better :)

cheeers :)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #189
After Germanic tribes were pushed westward by oncoming Slavic nations, including old Polish ones, Germans repeatedly tried to go back to these lost territories, verging on obsession.

Genau! *nods*

At least someone who admits that the whole german "Drang nach Osten" was nothing bad bad propaganda by the Slavs against innocent Germans to justify their "Drang nach Westen!"

It's the Slavs who were the agressors the whole time, shoving poor Germans this way and that!!!

WE are the victims here, jawoll! And we WILL get our revenge! *waves fist*

;)
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
30 Jul 2010 #190
It's the Slavs who were the agressors the whole time, shoving poor Germans this way and that!!!

Poles should take back Berlin.........
Displaced Germans should be sent to the beautiful island of Haiti to mix with the friendly population who are desparately in need of sausage shops.
rychlik 41 | 373
30 Jul 2010 #192
Polish car thieves etc etc. They will never say they dislike Poles for being a major obstacle to German expansionism.

Here's one : hide your children. The Germans are here :)
This is one stereotype the Polish media can take advantage of :)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #193
Nah....they stay in queues to come to Germany...millions are already here!

:)
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
30 Jul 2010 #194
I've frequently disagreed with BB but since I am a magnanimous man, I wouldn't refuse him buying me dinner and all I can drink for the evening. I'm just that kind of nice guy.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #195
Well...you can accompany me to M-G's kitchen...that's all I can offer!

:)
pawian 161 | 9,971
30 Jul 2010 #196
Genau! *nods*

Germans dislike Poles because we dared to reject their attempt of domination, cultural and other. Germans have always claimed, especially under Nazis, that they are culturally higher than Slavic nations.

Poles don`t acknowledge the German superiority, making Germans feel unhappy about themselves. They start thinking: What is wrong with me? Why didn`t Poles accept the German way and style of life? Why didn`t they want to live under German rule? In order and law?

It is clear that you don`t like somebody who makes you unhappy.

WE are the victims here, jawoll! And we WILL get our revenge! *waves fist*

No. Stop deluding yourself. Gdańsk, Szczecin, Wrocław* will remain Polish, You lost them for ever. German rule in Eastern Europe finished when Hitler`s body burnt in the garden near his bunker!!! :):):):):)

*If you don`t know the German names of these cities, use a translator.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #197
It is clear that you don`t like somebody who makes you unhappy.

Na ja...if you read the article again you would see that the worst stats where from those in the West who never met a Pole in their life.

Who also don't think very much about Poles and domination, Poles and superiority, Poles and culture, Poles and Hitler, Poles and Breslau...Poles and Poland generally!

*shrug*

Poland is not really much on the german radar. Don't think to much into it...;)

PS: Germany on the other hand is very popular with its neighbours....seems we make them happy!
Borrka 37 | 594
30 Jul 2010 #198
those in the West who never met a Pole in their life.

Nonsense - Polish large scale post ww2 emigration to Germany was to the West only (the old Bundesrepublik).
Even now the "new" Germany is not very interesting because of its high unemployment.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #199
Nonsense - Polish large scale post ww2 emigration to Germany was to the West only (the old Bundesrepublik).

Nah...they germanifi...germanifo...germanized to quickly. They didn't compell people to think about Poland in depth.

Even now the "new" Germany is not very interesting because of its high unemployment.

Germany (and France I believe) had a deal with Poland for their accession into the EU, till 2014 restricted immigration on polish laborours (that's why they all got to GB) and restricted ability to buy large swathes of land for Germans in Poland.
Ironside 49 | 10,010
30 Jul 2010 #200
Well, Germans are Turkish or other Asian tribes and only pretend to be European.
For example Bavaria explains Avaria where Avares fled defeated by Slaves !
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #201
Well, Germans are Turkish or other Asian tribes and only pretend to be European.

You are a much bigger pretender, so!
You still lived in huts last year....

:)
pawian 161 | 9,971
30 Jul 2010 #202
*shrug*

Poland is not really much on the german radar. Don't think to much into it...;)

Well, I was only playing with certain hypothesis.

But if you suggest it is worthless, then I believe you and I am stopping playing now. :):):):)

PS: Germany on the other hand is very popular with its neighbours....seems we make them happy!

It is only money, nothing else.

Would you like a partner for marriage who is only after your money? :):):):):)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
30 Jul 2010 #203
then I believe you and I am stopping playing now. :):):):)

Nah...go on! ;)

It is only money, nothing else.

Would you like a partner for marriage who is only after your money? :):):):):)

Well, then Poles must LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Germans!

And who cares if she is quiet, blonde and pretty...:):):)
Ironside 49 | 10,010
30 Jul 2010 #204
You are a much bigger pretender,

eh?
Ameise - | 2
4 Aug 2010 #205
There's quite a few reasons Germans tend not to like Poles, just for the same reason that many Poles tend not to like Germans. There are many Germans that are descendants of the Vertriebenen der Ostgebiete (Expellees from the Eastern Territories), my indirect family included. They generally do NOT have a terribly positive outlook on Poland, and generally for good reason. Many Germans still see Poland as a rather aggressive state, especially due to Poland's pre-WW2 aggression (Soviet-Polish War, Upper Silesia annexation). The expulsions destroyed German-Polish relations (other than Soviet East Germany, which was rather forced) for a rather large amount of time. I personally know Germans and descendants of Germans who were expelled from Breslau (Wroclaw) and Stettin (Szczecin). They are not too fond of Poland.

Poles, on the other hand, still generally remember Germany's invasion during WW2 and the partition of Poland in general before that. I know many Poles who dislike Germany on those grounds.

Of course, if both countries want to play the "Who was there first?" game, the order is: Poland (today), Germany, Poland, West Slavic tribes (not just Poles, mind you), East Germanic tribes (Gothic), and before that, Celts... so it makes the most sense to give the entire region to Ireland, methinks. Or, before that, it was likely inhabited by pre-Indo European peoples related to the Basque, so we could definitely create a new Euskara there.

For the record, I'm half Polish, one quarter Ashkenazim (Jewish German), and a quarter Prussian, and am an American citizen. My family hails from Danzig/Gdansk, both Prussian and Polish sides, so I generally know the issues fairly well. And no, my two sides of my family do not get along at all :D.
Bzibzioh
4 Aug 2010 #206
The expulsions destroyed German-Polish relations

A real icebreaker for an international conversation :)

Of course, if both countries want to play the "Who was there first?" game

What if neither cares?
Ameise - | 2
4 Aug 2010 #207
A real icebreaker for an international conversation :)

Well, I'm of neither German nor Polish nationality, and everyone already hates Americans, so, oh well :).
Bzibzioh
4 Aug 2010 #208
I generally know the issues fairly well.

It would not hurt to update your info. By, say, 70 years.

and everyone already hates Americans

So should we vote you off the island now or later? ;)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,154
4 Aug 2010 #209
I personally know Germans and descendants of Germans who were expelled from Breslau (Wroclaw) and Stettin (Szczecin). They are not too fond of Poland.

Well...I'm one of those...
And I have to say I grew rather fond of a handfull of Poles I met and interacted with...

Most of the bad feelings stems from ignorance (on both sides). Stereotypes rules! ;)
Nothing what can be changed overnight...but with time.

so it makes the most sense to give the entire region to Ireland, methinks.

Heh:)
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
4 Aug 2010 #210
Well...I'm one of those...
And I have to say I grew rather fond of a handfull of Poles I met and interacted with...

and my family has German heritage, only good and positive things about German stuff but we are very anti-Germany in the sense of Germany the state! ;p

(Well we got to we live among Poles, they would crucify us if we weren't!! ;p)
That's why my family went on with uprisings beign in solidarity and everything. To prove our Polishness ;)

Can even remember that in the hallways in my school there were pictures of a tour trip to Germany the school had done and there was a giant black German eagle. I made sounds of spitting every time I went past it in disrespect. Of course after I get to know I have similar political opinion like Angela Merkel and that Germany is the savior of Europe in bad days I had to restrain a bit ;)

Although going back to topic I can remember a class of Germans coming to our class in Warsaw (Polish class) and my colleagues were joking about making "hail Hitler" in front of em. But they never really did it (maybe because they lacked support from my side idk). The Germans were not that much to communicate as they were only allowed to talk in German, and so were we (as this was part of the German lessons). I was the only one able to grab some words and guess what they were talking about since I could speak Norwegian. While the others just couldn't grasp their conversations.

As what I got from they didn't say anything negative about Poland, but a years can't wipe out people opinions so I guess there are many that doesn't know about Poland as BB says, and some that are not that quite fond of it either.


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