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Why didn't the linguistic split overlap with the religion split in Prussian Silesia?

The maps are simplifications for a very complicated setup. As such they are misleading in several ways. Spatially they represent large swathes of land with a limited number of gradients to ease ...
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What is the actual Polish street name of the street in Martinau, now Rokitnica, of Strasse der SA?

In Beuthen there was a Straße der SA, that is now Bytom' ulica Żołnierza Polskiego (Street of the Polish soldier): Map The street was before that the Feldstrasse: Bytom, then Beuthen O.S., ...
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Did the German authorities respell Polish personal names to be more German during the time of the German Empire?

I have performed some research and in fact it seems it was not very common, and if it was – being an unintentional result of mistakes or to make life simpler for officers. In comments I've shown an ...
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Why was Zabrze renamed Hindenburg O.S in 1915?

The decision to rename the place from Zabrze to Hindenburg in 1914/15 was not unique to this "big village". WP: Belomorskoje: Belomorskoje (russisch Беломорское, deutsch Hindenburg, bis 1918 Groß ...
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Did the German authorities respell Polish personal names to be more German during the time of the German Empire?

I can't really provide example of Polish names in Upper Silesia, but I can provide you with one example and reason for it in Sudetenland before WW2 and one funny story from one village in Northern ...
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Conditions of Upper-Silesian-Poles minority in Weimar Republic?

First of all, it is very important to notice that the situation in both Province of Upper Silesia within Prussia/Germany and The Voivodship of Silesia within Poland was extremely tense, due to the ...
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Did the German authorities respell Polish personal names to be more German during the time of the German Empire?

That is hard to put into actual numbers. What is clear is that this has happened. But it seems that Rhineland Poles, in the most Western part of Prussia – were subject to such practices on a much ...
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Did the German authorities respell Polish personal names to be more German during the time of the German Empire?

The names were distorted while they were written down by the clerks, especially during issuing certificates of various kinds. It was a problem for lower class citizens - the nobility kept their own ...
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Conditions of Upper-Silesian-Poles minority in Weimar Republic?

I've found one contemporary source in the university library but it seems to be extremely biased. It's a slim 30-pages brochure called "The Poles in Germany and the Germans in Poland" by one George ...
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