At the request of Vlad Tepes, our Polish correspondent Green Infidel summarized the highlights of a post from the Hungarian nationalist site Kuruc.info about the interaction between Poles and Hungarians at the recent Independence March in Warsaw:
Below are translations from the Polish.
The first photo says: “Today friendship, an alliance in the future”.
Third photo: “A Pole and a Hungarian — two brothers.”
In the video from the 100,000-strong Independence March on 11 November, the chant is “Two brothers — a Pole and a Hungarian”.
The two countries have historically had a lot of links. Some anecdotes from my own experience — when I was once in a hostel in Munich, and some new people came into our dormitory room, they said they were Hungarians. When my friend and I said we were Polish, the Hungarians without hesitation said, “Let’s drink!” (Which may prove the second part of the saying.)
Also, in Budapest, after my girlfriend and I revealed that we were Polish, we were offered free entry to some places.
Historically, at the start of World War II, Hungary, in spite of being on the side of the Axis, refused to take part in the invasion of Poland (which greatly angered Hitler) and took in some Polish refugees. (Though none of this detracts from their appalling actions concerning the Jews.)
|1.||This phrase alludes to a saying (in Polish): “Polak, Wegier — dwa bratanki. Do szabli i do szklanki”. In English: “A Pole and a Hungarian — two brothers. To the sword and to the glass.”|
|2.||A friend of a friend, a reputable award-winning photographer who was at the Independence March (although in the past was not always so enthusiastic about it), says that in his opinion there were 200,000 or more at the march. A record turnout (in previous years there were 50,000 or so).