By T. David Curp
A fresh Sweep? The Politics of Ethnic detoxing in Western Poland, 1945-1960 examines the long term effect of ethnic detoxing on postwar Poland, concentrating on the western Polish provinces of Poznan and Zielona G?ra. utilizing archival fabrics from a number of resources, together with newly to be had mystery Police files, it demonstrates how ethnic detoxing solidified Communist rule within the brief time period whereas reshaping and "nationalizing" that rule. The Poles of Poznan performed a very important position within the postwar nationwide revolution during which Poland was once ethnically cleansed by way of a joint attempt of the folks and country. A ensuing nationwide harmony supplied the Communist-dominated regime with an underlying balance, whereas it reworked what were a militantly internationalist Polish Communism. This booklet addresses the legacy of Polish-German clash that resulted in ethnic detoxing in East relevant Europe, the ramifications in the context of Polish Stalinism's social and cultural revolutions, and the following anti-national counterrevolutionary attempt to wreck the bonds of nationwide cohesion. eventually, it examines how the Poznan milieu undermined after which reversed Stalinist efforts at socioeconomic and cultural revolution. within the aftermath of the Poznan insurrection of June 1956, the regime's management re-embraced hyper-nationalist politics and activists, and by way of 1960 Polish experts had succeeded in stabilizing their rule on the rate of turning into an more and more nationwide socialist polity. T. David Curp is assistant professor within the division of heritage at Ohio college.
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According to the PZZ, after the war, any German who came upon a member of the PZZ had the right to shoot on sight. qxd 9/5/2006 26 7:04 PM Page 26 A Clean Sweep? September campaign. 67 In the Silesian and West PrussianDanzig Reichsgauen, local Nazi authorities successfully won over or neutralized significant elements of the Polish population. The German campaign to create a new, monocultural Posen took a very different form in Warthegau than in the rest of the new Ostmarken. 68 The creation of a new purely Nazi and German identity for the region entailed the segregation of the Polish and Jewish populations from Germans.
39 Weimar Germany’s liberal leadership was convinced that Poland was a Saisonstaat that should be forced to bend to Germany’s demands for border revision. They sought to influence Poland’s internal affairs by ongoing subsides to Poland’s German minority and by supporting other recalcitrant anti-Polish minorities inside and outside of Poland. These policies endangered Poland, but were more damaging to Weimar. The revisionist ideologies and organizations that it supported, both at home and abroad, mostly held in contempt the democracy that supported them.
One of the most courageous workers in the underground” who was masquerading as his Fiancée while he was in Poznań. Karski heard her describe both the thoroughness of the region’s Germanization and her judgment on “the only way” it could be reversed at war’s end: The moment the Germans are defeated, a ruthless mass terror must be organized. The imported Germans must be expelled from the vicinity by the same methods by which they were settled here—by force and ruthless extermination. The problem of de-Germanizing Poznań and other parts of Poland will become insoluble if we agree to any compromise, to plebiscites, repayment of damages, exchanges of property.
A Clean Sweep?: The Politics of Ethnic Cleansing in Western Poland, 1945-1960 (Rochester Studies in Central Europe) by T. David Curp