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Author Blanke, Richard

Title Orphans of Versailles : the Germans in Western Poland, 1918-1939 / Richard Blanke
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Maps; 1. Prussian Poland/Western Poland, 1919-1939; 1. Establishment of the German Minority, 1918-1922; 2. Ethnographic Composition of the German-Polish Borderlands, 1910; 2. The Great Exodus; 3. Coming to Terms; 4. The Pilsudski Era and the Economic Struggle; 5. The Minority in the International Arena; 6. The Impact of National Socialism; 7. The Minority in 1939; Conclusion; Appendix A. Western Polish Place Names: Official Polish and German Equivalents
Appendix B. Population of Western Poland and German Proportion, 1910-1931Bibliography; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary The lands Germany ceded to Poland after World War I included more than one million ethnic Germans for whom the change meant a sharp reversal of roles. The Polish government now confronted a German minority in a region where power relationships had been the other way around for more than a century. Orphans of Versailles examines the complex psychological and political situation of Germans consigned to Poland, their treatment by the Polish government and society, their diverse strategies for survival, their place in international relations, and the impact of National Socialism. Not a one-sided st
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Subject Germans -- Poland -- Western and Northern Territories -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Germany.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Ethnic relations.
SUBJECT Western and Northern Territories (Poland) -- Ethnic relations
Western and Northern Territories (Poland) -- History
Subject Poland -- Western and Northern Territories.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813161396