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From: Patrick Bohinski <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Adversity to Polish Heritage
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 18:00:51 -0400
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Jean, i'm not sure if this true, but as far as the adversity we know
today, the "dumb Polack" jokes etc., seems to have coime from the way
the Polish people of government just let Germany come in and take them
over in WWII. I heard this somewhere before.

Pat

Jean Wallace wrote:

>It seems that know one knows for sure. Hopefully, though, through time it
>will be forgotten whatever it is?
>
>I would just like to thank everyone on the list who responded to this
>message on and off list. I found each response very interesting. But,
>there doesn't seem to be any pat answers. I guess people will be people and
>there is nothing we can do about that. I for one intend to let my family
>know that there is no shame in having Polish blood.
>I for one am grateful.
>
>
>Thanks Jean
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Shauna Downing" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 2:41 PM
>Subject: Re: [POLAND] Adversity to Polish Heritage
>
>
>>Whats in our backgroud to make people not like Poles people?
>>
>>Shauna in Clearlake
>> Debbie Greenlee wrote:Joni,
>>Every immigrant group that came to America suffered from bigotry; they
>>still do. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with where they're
>>from. Bigotry is particular.
>>Debbie
>>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Hi Everyone,
>>>Jean's post was very interesting. I would also like more information as
>>>
>to why this adversity started against the Poles. It is my understanding that
>a lot of it is local to certain areas.
>
>>>Joni
>>>
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