Re: [Cz-L] 115 year old postcard

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:24:41 +0200
To: Charles Polak <>, <>

You got it wrong :
Marcel of the postcard is not referring to the Huzuls as stupid.
 He is a suitor demeaning himself but is decent and willing.
  All this in order to win the heart of the lady.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Polak" <>
To: "'HARDY BREIER'" <>; <>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 2:23 AM
Subject: RE: [Cz-L] 115 year old postcard

I find the idea of some German-speaking smartarse or clever-clogs (whether
an ethnic German or a local Jew who identifies with the German language)
making a truism or mere cliché of how congenitally stupid Slavic hill-people
are extremely repugnant and racist. Probably that was part of the mind-set
in Austria-Hungary: not a lost paradise, but a precursor to the worst that
was to come in the inter-War years and the Shoah.

Charles Polįk

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of HARDY BREIER
Sent: 6 March 2014 05:31
Subject: [Cz-L] 115 year old postcard

  Postcard from 1899. With picture of Huzuls.

  And so writes the man:
   " Dumb as the night
     But decent and willing
      Hearty greetings
 from ,



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