I love how you mention Gdansk and Szczecin as Polish cities. Back then they were German cities called Danzig and Stettin. Onlz after the war did they become part of Poland because of iron man.
My God. Gdansk was Polish town - it was free town in the time before II world and it belonged to Poland and Germany. It was not very good, because it is Polish town, and Sczecin ( Stettin )was found by Poles ( Boleslaw Chrobry - the King of Poland in 12 century) too. And suddenly Hitler shouted to Poles: ,,give me Gdansk because it is mine,, alike Bush shouted to Iraqis: ,,give me the weapon of mass destruction, because it is mine,,. All Poland was ruined then - thanks to hitlerite and antihitlerite, alike Iraq now. Millions people were killed - of course most of all civilians.
Besides, how could I explain it to you? In every country every world town has own name. For instance Köln in Polish is Kolonia, München - Monachium, Wroclaw in German is Breslau, Bern in Polish is Brno, Paris is Paryz. It does not mean that these towns were Polish towns at any time in this life. It is dependent on pronounciation, language, historical grounds ( Poland lost independence thanks to agressive neighbeurs in the past, stupidity of Polish politicians of those days. The names of these towns were quite others. But it was long time ago. ). It must be easy to pronounce to citizens in the country. Not all people are poliglots, so national names of every country are
And I see that you don't understand as wars look like and how ruthless are both sides. My grandmather said how it looks like. She and her family lived in a house. And it the garden was a place were entrenched theirselves hitlerite and on the other side entrenched theirselves antihitlerites and they exchanged fire between them knowing that there are innocent people in the house. Hitlerite destroyed all and antihitlerite did it in alike way fighting against hitlerite. War is always the arithmetic of devil. Many towns of Europe were destroyed in time of fights hitlerite and antihitlerite and many people were killed in this time.
Besides I think that it is time to finish the theme of II world war at last. It was long time ago and majority of people who survived war is dead now or very slowly will go away to the eternality. And it is very ill that TV shows this sad pictures from time of destroying of Europe. Of course we can consider this crime from the point of view of Bush and his administration crimes. And it is all, what we can do. To try to end present crimes and genocides of this mental - unbalanced, american politicians. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are occupying, illegal, brute wars too. Do you think that Bush will beginn III world war before the end of his term of office? Maybe you get the chance to experience, how war looks like on your own skin.