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Hello folks!

I am brazilian, and I am here to question about one of the most sad periods of human history: WWII

Brazil was involved in the conflict, we were the only latin country to send soldiers to fight nazis and facists in Italy.

Yet we know so little about the sufferings of other people beyond american, english and french peoples.

Meanwhile, many brazilians descend from europeans. I am one of those, my father was italian, but I also have portuguese, spanish and african people contributing to the story of my family.

I have many frieds with polish surnames, like "Kruszynski" or "Tomaszewski", none of which seems to know about the massacres and terror that ran across Poland.

I know about it due to the higher interest that I have develped over the years about WWII.

Have said that, I´d like to know if any of you have a family story related to the impacts of the exterminations programs executed both by nazis and communists in Poland.

Could you share these stories?

And also I´d like to say that I have a profound admiration for your history, culture and people. I´ve never met a single polish that wasn´t warmhearted and nice to me.

Thank you.

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Allegro has only a few listings and ceneo doesn't seem to have it on their site. What other sites are there in Poland that I can use for ordering stuff like this?

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This is not intended to state that one country is better than the other, only that there are certain things about Poland that the United States (in my experience, as an American) lacks. Both countries are "good" and "bad" -- one country is not overall better or worse than the other, although certain aspects of living in each one are better and worse.

I'm interested in American AND Polish perspectives on what is better about living in Poland, as long as you've lived in both places at least two years. Similar lists (what is better about the US, what is worse about the US, what is worse about Poland) might be suggested by other Redditors.

Some of these things are undoubtedly European and not specific to Poland, but since I've only lived in Poland and US, that's my frame of reference. My list of what's better about Poland:

  • ability to converse on difficult topics without one person getting physically angry, insulting, or leaving the room;
  • familial bonds are obligatory, not optional;
  • inter-generational living (where all generations contribute to the work and/or finances of the household);
  • the bread;
  • focus on the garden, and growing things in it, and spending as much time there as possible, as opposed to having an unbroken green expanse of chemically-treated lawn as far as the eye can see;
  • the bread;
  • emphasis on biking and walking more than driving (I know this is because the US is more spread out and suburbanized, but it's still something that's better about Poland, in my book);
  • emphasis on taking care of loved ones' plots in cemeteries;
  • three-day-long Holidays;
  • more home-cooked food;
  • slower eating, longer lingering at the table, not rushing off to the TV or outside-the-home appointments;
  • smaller-scale/more walkable towns and cities; attractive two-and three-story buildings instead of monoliths;
  • weekend and evening walks with family members; and
  • the bread.
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One of my relatives has an old ancestor from Poland apparently whose family name is Zygar. I haven't found much on the internet about this name so I am wondering why would that be. Is it a common name or more of a rare name? Does it have a geographical location attached to it?

Thanks in advance! Cheers from Romania!

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I have been in love with tymbark and since my family and I moved to England there has been a local polish shop to sell tymbark (and other polish delicacies) to me. But two days ago, the owners of the shop are moving back to Poland and I CRAVE THAT CHERRY APPLE GOODNESS so where else can I find it?

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Are there any radio stations in Poland that have people reading out articles from newspapers, magazines, journals etc so blind people have access to print media?

I have seen a lot of devices that Polish blind people use to scan and narrate newspapers for themselves, but are there any radio services or podcasts?

Thanks

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Hi, I'm going tomorrow to Katowice and I'll be travelling across the whole Upper Silesia region with trams. Is there any way to buy 24hour ticket if I don't need to set up karta SKUP? Are there any recommendations? Thanks.

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In the last two months:

  • Ordered something from AmazonDE which didn't arrive. Amazon sent a replacement out by courier.
  • My wife opened an mBank account, and the first card didn't arrive.
  • The replacement card just arrived marked as "Priorytet" and was shipped 15 days ago!
  • A parcel sent from the UK over 1 month ago has not arrived.
  • A parcel from Allegro didn't arrive.

We've had other letters/parcels handled by Poczta Polska in the meantime so it's not like they can't find our address. And we've not had any notices through to say they have some mail for us to pick up.

Why is it so unreliable and slow? I thought the Royal Mail in the UK was godawful but this is just another level of incompetence. Why are people not rioting over this?

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was wondering how's the quality and if it is worth it.

i wanted to start going to gym so i want to use em to teach me the basic and prevent me from injury. At least for first few week.

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For example if I bought a home or land with purposes of opening a nonprofit shelter.

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What are the biggest differences you notice in USA? Especially as related to cost of things.

Thank you.

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I'm currently visiting in Poland and I've been slowly learning to speak Polish but I still have a long way to go. While I'm here I want to pick up a book or twoto help and I was just curious who is most popular as of late. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Dziękuję!

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, if not please feel free to advise me.

I was curious if there is any North Americans who have relocated or currently (or previously) reside in Poland. Curious to hear your take on your experiences here (positive and negative)! Also, overall if you are happy with your decision to stay in Poland?

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An American Washington Post article came out recently declaring how Poland was no longer "okay" with Trump due to an awkward photo where Duda stands over the desk to sign a strategic pact while Trump sat and put on a stern face. According to the article it was "all over the Polish news."

Is this really true? Did it have any large impact on public opinion? I just wanted to fact-check the Post here because it seems to be a bit of a stretch.

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Looking for a shop near Tarnow that maybe sells Asian beauty products like pore strips, masks and korean essences / creams. Boyfriend bought one from a supermarket but the quality wasn't good and it doesn't stick too well. Or any recommended local brands that are good substitutes? Thanks in advance.

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