[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Musziks

George Shoning shoning at q.com
Wed Oct 22 07:16:33 PDT 2008

Pardon me for prolonging this discussion, but I want to point out an observation that can be inferred from Richard Benert’s note on this subject a few days ago.  Whether or not this word was derogatory depends on the emotion or tone with which it was expressed.  I recall being called “Niemcy”, “Niemiec”, “niemiecki” by Polish boys after WW II with some amount of ill will and my parents calling some Russians “Musziken” with some disdain.
George Shoning   

> From: textor_jan at hotmail.com> To: rlyster at telusplanet.net> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 09:05:48 +0200> CC: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Musziks> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Rita Lyster wrote:> > < What was derogatory was when the Polish called Germans Nimses or Schwabies. >> > These words are not derogatory in themselves:> > 1) The Polish word Niemcy simply means Germany or Germans. > > 2) The German word Schwaben (in English = Swabia or Swabians) designates a region in southwestern Germany and/or the people living in that region. Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swabia> > Jan Textor> http://textor.dk/homepage> > > > _______________________________________________> Ger-Poland-Volhynia Mailing List hosted by> Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe http://www.sggee.org> Mailing list info at http://www.sggee.org/listserv

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