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What are social and cultural occupations of Poles in Germany ?


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4 Jul 2010  #1

We need to following information for our study on Poles in Germany :

What are social and cultural occupations of Poles in Germany ?
Where do they meet ?
Where they are concentrated ?
What specific social-cultural occupations they have ?

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10 Jul 2010  #2

Football!
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10 Nov 2010  #3

Beer!!!
Lyzko  
13 Nov 2010  #4

The old adage remains sadly so in the public persona among Germans vs. Poles:

Bleibt dein Wagen noch gestohlen,
Such ihn wieder mal in Polen!
(Is your car one more lost soul?
Chances are it's with a Pole)

The social and cultural 'avocation'/vocation appears, as always "thief ", placing them just one rung above the Turks and the Russians on the German social pecking order:-(((
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13 Nov 2010  #5

Bleibt dein Wagen noch gestohlen,
Such ihn wieder mal in Polen!


A graphic example:
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Lyzko  
13 Nov 2010  #6

Pretty gross there, Marynku ol' girl-:)))

Incidentally, I'm not a German national but an American and so I don't really concur with the sort of anti-Polish prejudice displayed on this ad, whether it's from the States or from Europe.
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13 Nov 2010  #7

Well..it's a well earned prejudice!

The car theft statistics are led by Poland for years now...

tagesspiegel.de/berlin/brandenburg/autoklau-auf-bestellung/1939186.html
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13 Nov 2010  #8

Incidentally, I'm not a German national but an American and so I don't really concur with the sort of anti-Polish prejudice displayed on this ad, whether it's from the States or from Europe.


It's good natured teasing. It goes back and forth....


What are social and cultural occupations of Poles in Germany ?

What kind of Poles are you talking about? First generation, second generation? Legal immigrants or illegals?
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13 Nov 2010  #9

[quote=Bratwurst Boy][/quote]
Well, you know what they say - "there's a sucker born every minute."

*a German sucker with a BMW or Mercedes that is ;)*
Lyzko  
13 Nov 2010  #10

Translate that into US-wetback (Mexican) jokes and its the same scum, retold again and again, just reinforcing age-old prejudices!
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13 Nov 2010  #11

What can be "age old" in the US? The whole country is only some decades old! ;)

Stereotype jokes are made and suffered and laughed at the world over...no need to make a PC drama out of it!

Do you think the Poles have no "typical German" - jokes???
Lyzko  
13 Nov 2010  #12

Polish anti-German jokes are slightly different though. It's more historical than ideological, I think.
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13 Nov 2010  #13

How so?
What is ideological about car theft jokes?

....times three-hundred and twenty, granted, not thousands like Germany-:)))
Apropos well-deserved prejudices, how does anti-German prejudice strike you? Also undeserved??


Stereotypes are mostly well earned! ;)
Every country has them...the reason for alot of jokes! The individual might not deserve it but who cares...

Man...you really are much to uptight!
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14 Nov 2010  #14

Ah yes, the third one down looks just like me! LOL

There, now I feel better. Meanwhile back to occupations of Poles in Germany.....
priest  
30 Mar 2011  #15

men work as thieves,
girls are easy and prepared to do anything for a bit of money.
Some of the more educated men, sell cigaretes
and some of the decent polish girls try to convert you into jehovas witnesses, and if your handsome will sleep with you too
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12 Apr 2011  #16

"Priest"- what a rubbish!!

shame to say, Polish people are not much socializing with their co-patriots in Germany (my experience). If you are in "cleaning" or "building" business you might meet some people though. However, if you married to a foreigner (German or other) and have an university degree and good job you can forget it- envy, jalousy and other unpleasant behaviour will destroy any potential friendship with Polish expats.
Am Polish citizen and lived already across the world but I've never met any nationals who will so little organize meetings, national fests, etc. like Polish people. And that is a big shame!
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13 Apr 2011  #17

From a German perspective I had to learn to other day that the Dutch have a similar joke about Germans stealing their bikes... So it goes from west to east--- Dutch bike to Germany, German car to Poland.... Anything going from Poland to Russia? :-)
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13 Apr 2011  #18

Anything going from Poland to Russia? :-)


It used to in the old days. In the time of People's Republic of Poland (PRL) and the Soviet Union,
we used to trade a lot with Russians - we gave them meat (for free) and in exchange they took
coal from us (free of charge). :)
Lyzko  
13 Apr 2011  #19

Just a question, Bratwurst Boy.

While we're on the topic of prejudices, i.e. "well-earned" stereotypes, how about "All Krauts are Nazis!!", huh? Is that also a well-deserved? I DON'T THINK SO!
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13 Apr 2011  #20

t "All Krauts are Nazis!!", huh? Is that also a well-deserved? I DON'T THINK SO!


Why not well-deserved?

Do you really believe the after war fairytale that there had been only a handful real Nazis and the rest had been resisters by heart (as you can hear so often from other countries) ? ;)
Lyzko  
13 Apr 2011  #21

No, I too am well aware of the 'kalte Amnestie' after the war for many former Nazis

On the other hand, naturally, there were numerous Germans who honestly felt bleedin' guilty (as well they should've) about their country's part in WW II and tried to make amends, i.e. Wiedergutmaching, with both Israel as well as with returning German Jewish "citizens". The Zimt affair in the late 50's though cast a pall over the entire country, just as it was starting to emerge from the shadows of Hitler!
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13 Apr 2011  #22

Ja gut....and not all Poles steal cars...but still....that's for stereotypes, all abit truth innit...*shrugs*
Lyzko  
14 Apr 2011  #23

...only don't make a single, isolated truth into one big UNTRUE generalization!!!!.., einverstanden? ***sighs*
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14 Apr 2011  #24

What are social and cultural occupations of Poles in Germany ?


Most Poles in Germany are philosophers and poets.
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14 Apr 2011  #25

:) hmm I used to pick strawberries in Germany but then I guess I was in that small minority ;)
Lyzko  
14 Apr 2011  #26

...then again some Poles have made it incredibly big in Germany, e.g. Marcel Reich-Ranicki. Take away his thick accent, his German is perfect, he's written many books and his writings on German literature in particular are off the charts. An example of an "immigrant" who succeeded more or less on his own merit, hated, yet ruefully admired, by gentile German society because he still has the whiff of the 'kleine schtetl Jew' against the perceived supriority of Aryan hegemony!
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14 Apr 2011  #27

Why "ruefully"?

As he once stated at some self-clapping ceremony that german TV is generally crap he got standing ovations!

guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/13/germany-television

He is called the "literature pope" in Germany...a Pole in the self-acclaimed country of the thinkers and poets!
What an achievement!!! :)
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14 Apr 2011  #28

Marcel Reich-Ranicki.


A Jew actually.
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14 Apr 2011  #29

Your point is?
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14 Apr 2011  #30

some Poles have made it incredibly big in Germany, e.g. Marcel Reich-Ranicki




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