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Nationalistische Politik und Ressentiments Deutsche und Polen von 1871 bis zur Gegenwart

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Nationalistische Politik und Ressentiments Deutsche und Polen von 1871 bis zur Gegenwart, edited by Johannes Frackowiak (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013).

What influence do nationalistic thinking and mutual resentments have on relations between Germans and Poles? In this volume, twelve historians, political scientists and social scientists from German, Poland and the Czech Republic shed light on the links between German and Polish nationalism. They set out from the German Empire’s increasingly radical policy towards Poland and the antagonism between Germans and Poles that prevailed around the turn of the 19th/20th century. A lot of space is devoted to the absolute low-point of German-Polish history, which was of course the Nazi occupation of Poland during the 2nd world war, and the subsequent expulsion of Germans from the areas east of the Oder and the Neiße. Contrary to impressions given in the media, there are hardly any resentments between the populations of these two countries today – which is the reassuring conclusion of the volume.

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