Orphans of Versailles: The Germans in Western Poland, 1918-1939

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University Press of Kentucky - Fiction
A pioneer in the tradition of English womenÕs fiction, Charlotte Lennox was valued friend to both Samuel Richardson and Samuel Johnson and a major influence on Jane Austen. The heroine of Charlotte LennoxÕs Henrietta is a young Englishwoman who resists her aunt's pressure to convert to Catholicism and is set adrift in London society. But unlike many of her passive, vulnerable contemporaries in fiction, the admirable Henrietta makes her way in the world relying on her own cleverness, conviction, and wit. This groundbreaking work of satire and human folly is republished here in a fully annotated modern edition.

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Establishment of the German Minority 19181922
Orphans of Versailles
The Great Exodus
Coming to Terms
The Pilsudski Era and the Economic Struggle
The Minority in the International Arena
The Impact of National Socialism
The Minority in 1939
Western Polish Place Name Official Polish and German Equivalents
Population of Western Poland and German Proportion 19101931

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Page 19 - Germans under the control of a people which is of a different religion and which has never proved its capacity for stable self-government throughout its history must, in my judgment, lead sooner or later to a new war in the East of Europe.
Page 23 - ARTICLE 91. German nationals habitually resident in territories recognised as forming part of Poland will acquire Polish nationality ipso facto and will lose their German nationality. German nationals, -however, or their descendants who became resident in these territories after January 1, 1908, will not acquire Polish nationality without a special authorisation from the Polish State.
Page 19 - We agreed among ourselves and we agreed with Germany upon certain general principles. The whole course of the conference has been made up of a series of attempts, especially by France, to break down this agreement, to get territory, and to impose crushing indemnities.
Page 16 - ... disturbed by the news which comes to them of the many instances in which armed force is being made use of, in many parts of Europe and the East, to gain possession of territory, the rightful claim to which the Peace Conference is to be asked to determine. They deem it their duty to utter a solemn warning that possession gained by force will seriously prejudice the claims of those who use such means.
Page 258 - Der Block der Nationalen Minderheiten im Parlamentarismus Polens des Jahres 1922.

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