Today I learned about the Battalion ZoΕ›ka, made up primarily of outlawed Polish boy scouts and girl scouts. They were responsible for the liberation of the GΔ™siΓ³wka concentration camp from the Nazis in 1944. The rescued Jews went on to join these young scouts in their instrumental role in the Warsaw Uprising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned of Mett Kamil. In 2014 the Polish guy drank too much, pronounced 'dead', woke up in the morgue, went back to the bar for more drinks. news.yahoo.com/mett-kamil…
, that between 1937 and 1938 111,091 ethnic Poles living in USSR were executed as spies. To speed up the process local telephone books were used to find Polish sounding names. Another 28,744 were sent to Gulags. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
"HΓ€agen-Dazs" was completely made up by its Polish Jewish founders to sound Danish. The umlaut (Β¨) does not even exist in Danish and neither does the "zs" letter combination. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Nazis abducted 200,000 Polish children claiming some were the descendants of Germans that had emigrated to Poland. Those evaluated as "Aryan-looking” were adopted by German families; some grew up believing they were German. Only 20% are estimated to have reunited with their families post-war. warfarehistorynetwork.com…
Today I learned about the Eastern-European pilots that fought in the Battle of Britain during WW2. Apparently, almost a fifth of the British aviation at the time was made up of Czech, Polish and various other Eastern European soldiers. youtube.com/watch?v=Rx1AG…
The One Euro MiG - In 2002, Germany had MiG 29 Fulcrums [Soviet jets taken after the reunification with East Gemany] and sold 23 of them to Poland for the hefty price of one Euro as a goodwill gesture to get the Polish Army up to NATO Standards. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/busin…
People waking up in the morgue or funeral home after being declared dead still happens. In recent years this happened to a 91 yo Polish woman, a 24 yo Kenyan man and a 78 yo man from Mississippi. theguardian.com/commentis…
Polish community in the UK tried to build a memorial to commemorate the Katyn Massacre (22K Poles were killed in 1940 by the USSR), but it was rejected by successive UK governments due to Soviet’s pressure. When it was unveiled in 1976 no official government representatives showed up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
English still retains grammatical cases in personal pronouns (I, me, mine, etc.) but thr orthography of nouns does not change to reflect their role in sentences or phrases. Polish, on the other hand, has seven cases for most nouns. Hungarian has up to eighteen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The Nazis dressed up political prisoners in Polish military uniforms, faked an attack on the German border, and shot the prisoners to justify the invasion of Poland the very next day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
A Polish art student hung his own painting up in a major art Gallery where it went unnoticed for three days. cbsnews.com/news/impatien…
When the Nazis closed down the Polish universities and executed professors, surviving academics set up illegal 'underground universities.' One of those educated by an underground university was future Pope John Paul II en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
A Polish noble is attributed to starting up Austrian coffee culture culture.pl/en/article/the…
HΓ€agen-Daz was started in The Bronx by Polish immigrants. The name has no meaning and was made up to look Scandinavian, although Γ€ doesn't even exist in Scandinavian languages.

Marketing at it's finest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HΓ€agen-Dazs#Name

In 1990 polish comedians did the same things as Stewart and Colbert today. They ended up in the goverment. With 10% support from the voters inyourpocket.com/poland/P…
The Windrush, the boat famous for carrying one of the first groups of West Indian migrants to the UK in 1948, stopped in Mexico along the way to pick up a group of 66 Polish people who had been living there since 1943 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMT…
Harrah's Casino has a policy requiring all female employees wear make-up and nail-polish, and have their hair "curled, teased, or styled" at all times. Courts have upheld their right to fire non-complaint women as these things are "ordinary good-grooming standards" for women. kmm.com/articles-334.html
During WW2 a group of Polish saboteurs manged to blow up a section of mainline railway track between London-Cambridge. They were being trained by the British SOE and it was an accident. bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peop…
Jan Grzebski (a Polish railroad worker) fell into a coma in 1988 and woke up in 2007 - Grzebski was in a coma for 19 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The Polish Army had a bear as an enlisted soldier during WW2 that ended up being an important part of the Battle of Monte Cassino. freerepublic.com/focus/f-…
In order to justify the invasion of Poland to the German people, Heinrich Himmler devised a plan in which German soldiers would dress up as polish infantry and falsely attack their own lines. The would use these attacks as propaganda to have Poland appear as the aggressor. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
Today I learned of Iga Jasica, a Polish Girl who woke up IN THE MIDDLE OF BRAIN SURGERY and chatted w/ the Docs nypost.com/2015/01/02/tee…
During the 1962 Szczecin military parade a tank of the Polish People's Army accidentally crushed bystanders, killing seven children and injuring many more. It was covered up for many years by the Polish communist authorities. Families of the dead children were told to not discuss the incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
In 1961, radio DJs at the BBC played a prank on music critics by playing a 12 minute song made up of random noises. They said it was the work of an avant-garde Polish composer en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
The Nazis faked Polish attacks on Germany leading up to WWII to justify the invasion of Poland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Danny Pudi(Abed from Community) Grew up Speaking Polish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
During the Battle of Mokra an armored train arrived just in time to catch an advancing Nazi tank column as they were crossing the tracks, blowing up the tanks, and saving a Polish regiment en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
While preparing for his role in 'The Pianist', Adrien Brody gave up his car and his apartment to better connect, to a small degree, with the Polish Jews he was portraying. He is also the only actor to have won an Oscar when nominated against four previous Best Actor winners. imdb.com/name/nm0004778/b…
Up to 20 million Polish people live outside Poland, which compared to 38 million population of Poland makes it quite a big diaspora. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…

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