Cover Osteuropa 10/2011

In Osteuropa 10/2011

Shortcuts are Dead Ends
My Polish Lessons

Martin Pollack

Deutsche Fassung


For over 40 years, I have been dealing with Poland as a translator, but also as a publicist and author. How did it come to this? Conditions were extremely unfavourable. When I began my studies, these countries were behind the “iron curtain” in the blind spot of our attention. In addition, I come from a family of staunch Nazis that saw in all Slavs inferior human-beings, at any rate enemies. It was a long learning process.

(Osteuropa 10/2011, pp. 107–167)