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· December, 2009

Stories about Poland from December, 2009

Lithuania: Buying Lithuanian (in Poland)

With a Grain of Druska reports on the Delphi portal users’ “quotation of the year” choice: “I follow the slogan ‘buy Lithuanian products’, but I buy them in Poland. There...

Poland, China: Lack of Response to Akmal Shaikh's Case

Polandian writes about Poland's lack of response to the execution of Akmal Shaikh in China: “[…] Akmal spent quite some time in Poland, was married to a Pole and is...

Slovakia: Coal That Does Not Burn

Tibor Blazko writes about Slovaks being fooled into buying coal from Poland that does not burn, but not taking legal action to fight fraud, and translates a few comments that...

Poland: Language and Identity Abroad

Raf Uzar writes about the Polish language and identity abroad – here and here.

Poland: ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Sign Stolen from Auschwitz

Last Friday morning, the sign ‘Arbeit Macht Frei‘ ('Work Sets You Free') was stolen from the gate of former Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, near Krakow. The theft caused many...

Poland: Blogs Demand Payment for Content

Readers of leading Polish blogs might have been surprised to see a new welcome screen on one of their favourite websites recently: it announced that, beginning Dec. 14, 2009, access...

Poland: “My Polish Street”

At Polandian, “My Polish Street” series – here, here, here, and here. Also, a post on “drifting” into “voyeurism” in Krakow: “Having a designated smoking window that looks directly onto...

Poland: Jaruzelski and the Soviets in 1981

The beatroot reports on the release of “documents which appear to show that General Jaruzelski did indeed request support from Moscow if Solidarity protests got out of control.”

CEE: “Social Media and Social Memory”

Evgeny Morozov writes about “social media and social memory” – and a Facebook project involving a 22-year-old Lublin resident posing as a 7-year-old Jewish boy who was killed by the...

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