Union of Poles in Germany and its role in the history of the Polish nation

Wojciech Wrzesiński
Original title: Związek Polaków w Niemczech i jego rola w dziejach narodu polskiego
Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny Sobótka 1973
Translated by: Katarzyna Hussar

The history of the Union of Poles in Germany is an object of intensive research carried out by Polish historians. It has resulted in a number of studies, source and popular science publications but in few synthetic works1. The basic facts of the Union’s history are known to historical science. Still, there are many question marks left while stated controversial opinions and conclusions bring about discussions and arguments. Such discussions are specifically contentious when conclusions based on critical analysis of various sources formed by historians collide with conclusions or generalisations made by former Union activists…

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