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Old 04-21-2015, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Polish people are everywhere like Irish and Germans.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:28 AM
 
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Polish people are everywhere like Irish and Germans.
Not so much in the south and the west
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:43 AM
 
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Someone from Chicago who worked a lot with Polish people told me when the financial meltdown in the US around 2008 happened, Polish people from the Chicago area moved back en masse to Poland because of unemployment, job uncertainty etc. But not before fully maxing out their credit card limit with expensive stuff they send to Poland, obviously with the intention of leaving the country without ever paying back their debts. Anyone happen to know more about this?
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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Someone from Chicago who worked a lot with Polish people told me when the financial meltdown in the US around 2008 happened, Polish people from the Chicago area moved back en masse to Poland because of unemployment, job uncertainty etc. But not before fully maxing out their credit card limit with expensive stuff they send to Poland, obviously with the intention of leaving the country without ever paying back their debts. Anyone happen to know more about this?


Hogwash! This is why you should not believe anything you hear and half of what you see.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:45 AM
 
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If I'm not mistaken, doesn't western Massachusetts have a fairly large population with Polish ancestry as well?
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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My grandma immigrated from Sokolow, Poland to St. Louis in 1924 with her family to join other relatives already living here. But as others have said, Jews from Poland didn't identify as Polish. The Jews of Poland spoke Yiddish.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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My grandma immigrated from Sokolow, Poland to St. Louis in 1924 with her family to join other relatives already living here. But as others have said, Jews from Poland didn't identify as Polish. The Jews of Poland spoke Yiddish.
I don't where you get your Polish history from, but Yiddish was a community used language. A majority of Jews from pre-WW2 Poland spoke Polish and Russian due to the Eastern part of the country where a majority of them resided kept on having their borders changed every few decades. Most Polish Jews arrived in the US around WW1 and earlier.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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I don't where you get your Polish history from, but Yiddish was a community used language. A majority of Jews from pre-WW2 Poland spoke Polish and Russian due to the Eastern part of the country where a majority of them resided kept on having their borders changed every few decades. Most Polish Jews arrived in the US around WW1 and earlier.
Well I can tell you my grandma spoke Yiddish, not Polish.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:40 PM
 
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I have met Polish people in the NYC area and I believe there are even some Polish style restaurants if you look hard enough.
Yes definitely. Ridgewood Queens comes to mind. There is a lot of polish delicatessens around with the steam tables serving quick already made polish comfort foods like stuffed cabbage, pork cutlets,
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:42 PM
 
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I have always wondered because there is quite a few places with large polish populations. What is the stereotypical occupation of the Polish immigrant? The irish, Italians have theres, what is the Poles? The Irish were bartenders, and police officers, the Italians did construction.
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