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From: Patrick Bohinski <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Re: Adversity to Polish Heritage
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 17:35:45 -0400
References: <20020924121937.96019.qmail@web10003.mail.yahoo.com>

Well, I told you I was probably full of horseflies! :-) But I honestly
was told that by someone. I was n't trying to spread misinformation and
I'm glad that there is someone who knew better Ted!

I'm off to make my pirogies now...can't you just smell the sauteed
onions already!


Thaddeus Ciechanowski wrote:

>--- Patrick Bohinski <> wrote:
>>No, I'm not kidding. That is something I heard some
>>time ago as a matter
>>of fact. I don't know if its true. But I've read or
>>heard that when
>>Hitler first attacked Poland he was met with no
>>resistance and
>>practically walked over the country. I may be full
>>of horseflies for all
>>I know, but I know that someone once told me that is
>>one of the reasons
>>for the "dumb Polack" jokes. Anyone else ever hear
>>this? Hey I'm not a
>>scholar so I may be and probably am wrong.
>You ARE full of horseflys! :)
>1) Poland did not roll over in 1939. The will was
>there but horses and guns were no match to tanks and
>2) France fell in less time than Poland.
>3) The real reason for insults was not lack of
>"Diversity Training" that many of us now have to go
>through, but our ancestors did not know how to speak
>or write in English, or know the American way. So to
>the "Older immigrants" (English), our ancestors
>appeared "dumb".
>That makes more sense than the Polish government
>opening their doors to Hitler. BTW, that happened 150
>years earlier, one of the main reasons for the
>partitioning of Poland.
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