I beg to disagree with you, strongly!!!!!
I think that here we have to do with rather unconventional idea of applying the Russian-Ukrainian pattern of relations to German-Polish relations.
The Russian-Ukrainian pattern, better known as “Velikorosy – Malorosy”, is not so univocal as it may appear - “Great Russians – Small Russians” – as there is another understanding of it on the horizon, namely “Great Russians – Undergrowns”, based on the meaning of the word “Maloros” as “malo ros = ros malo”, that is “an Undergrown”.
This pattern implies, as a result of historical development, superiority of everything that is Russian over Ukrainian including “looking from down to top”, usage of a better language (majority of Ukrainians prefer Russian, as they consider their own a “peasant” language – and may be partially right as the usage of Ukrainian had been forbidden for a certain period in Russia in many areas with the result – it is not as developed as Russian) etc, etc.
And this brave application of the pattern to German-Polish relations is interesting, I mean the very methodology, and it is based on historical realities. Just to name only few: both Poland and Ukraine were partitioned (Ukraine in the 17th century by Russia and Poland; Poland in the 18th century by Russia, Germany and Austria); recent events: Polish President: killed – Ukrainian President: poisoned.
So, let us consider in how far the application of this methodology is justified, and not just bluntly reject the brave and unconventional thought.