POLISH VS. SPANISH
Reader comment on item: My New Polish Identity
Submitted by JACQUES HADIDA (United States), Mar 27, 2014 at 17:54
GOOD DAY DANIEL
Your Polish story reminds me of mine.
Born in Morroco,in the mid 40's my first nationality has been Spanish. With time, the French departed and we had all to be Morrocan citizens, thus a new Morrocan passport. I did not let the spanish one die,until it died by itself with time and no use of it.
In the mid-50's, we moved to Israel, we were offered the Israeli citizenship but my dad preferred to keep his Spanish one. It did help us when we left the country three years later
Moving to Canada in the mid-60's,after 5 years,I became Canadian.
Since the late 90's, I moved to the U.S and everyone asks me why don't I become American.
Today, being a Sepharad, the Spanish Government wants to give me back my Spanish nationality. As you said, it will indeed make it easy to travel through Europe no questions asked. However, I have been now Canadian for 45 years and never had any problem with that, so why change.? For if I did become American, the immediate privilege I will get is to be able to vote.but who to vote for?
So,my motto has become ""Why trouble trouble if trouble does not trouble you""
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