Category Archives: Things Polish

A Baseball Team for Eastern Europeans.


Eastern Europe has had a turbulent history.  Constant war, invasion, being part of someone else’s empire etc. Much of how my life goes involves baseball.  Not really a surprise, for those who know me. I thought for a warped moment … Continue reading

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Pocket: A Polish-Jewish Hero — #Polish , #Jewish, #History


Pocket: A Polish-Jewish Hero — #Polish , #Jewish, #History.

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Whitey Bulger


I’ve written before about my version of Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Professor Moriarty was based partly on the criminal career of one James “Whitey” Bulger. People like Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck have talked about a movie.  I think … Continue reading

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Alfred Bloch and the Book The Real Poland.


I found The Real Poland by Alfred Bloch in my local library branch.  Having been to Poland, I was curious.  It’s actually one of the better books, I’ve read on Poland.  Click on the link to learn more.  

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Diasporas


The Jewish Diaspora is just one of many, in which more live outside the original homeland, than in it. The most extreme is Ireland.  Only five percent of the world’s Irish population LIVES in Ireland.  Half of the 80 million … Continue reading

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Jews and Poles.


The history of Jews in Poland is a long one and goes back to the founding of the Polish Nation.  Both Israel and Poland already have one thing in common.  The real estate agent neglected to tell them all sorts … Continue reading

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