Poland: Different Kind of Diaspora

Aaron Fowles of p3 writes about young Polish friends who are planning to go to England to earn some money: “England is a shangri-la for many Polish people. It's the local version of the American dream: Work hard, earn money, be happy. Learn English for free.” Becca of Boo shares a story of one Pole's awkward encounter with an overly friendly – and overly emotional – Canadian salesperson: “‘We live in Poland’ I answered, ‘Marek's Polish, I'm English’. The man looked geniunely interested as he turned to Marek. ‘I always raise my hat to Poles’ Marek looked confused so the guy continued, ‘in World War Two they really held their ground.'”

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