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  1. Maksym Chornyi

    SITES AROUND ‘AUSCHWITZ-1’ As a continuation of the recent ‘Beyond the Birkenau’ material, I invite you to join my walking tour around the ‘Auschwitz

    SITES AROUND ‘AUSCHWITZ-1’ As a continuation of the recent ‘Beyond the Birkenau’ material, I invite you to join my walking tour around the ‘Auschwitz-1’ or ‘Stammlager (main camp). These locations are rarely recognized by the tourist groups, while they are on the short 200 meters’ distance from...
  2. Maksym Chornyi

    OSKAR SCHINDLER’S FACTORY (DEF) IN KRAKOW

    OSKAR SCHINDLER’S FACTORY (DEF) IN KRAKOW I continue my 2018 Poland series of articles with an “in-depth visit” of the famous Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) best known for the “Schindler’s list” movie. I encourage you to make your own reading tour along the Museum, room by room, installation...
  3. Maksym Chornyi

    SCHINDLER'S LIST MOVIE LOCATIONS IN KRAKOW

    SCHINDLER'S LIST MOVIE LOCATIONS IN KRAKOW I continue my series of articles from the Poland trip 2018 with a detailed historical tour along the all main movie locations in Krakow, where ‘Schindler’s list’ movie by Steven Spielberg was filmed. Thorough route within Krakow, Plaszow campsite...
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    what was happening with the army of the satellite states?

    I always think this and now that i have found this forum i registered and i asked the question. They were killed or annexed and were part of the Soviet Union or what? Thanks
  5. Maksym Chornyi

    KRAKOW GHETTO TODAY

    KRAKOW GHETTO TODAY I continue a series of articles, devoted to my May-2018 journey to Krakow. In this material, I would like to share all the main sites of the former Krakow ghetto within a solo researched half-a-day walking route, with the history of the places, a brief comment on how it...
  6. Darth Raidius

    The Allies declare war on the Soviet Union in 1939

    What if, when the Soviet Union invaded Poland on 17 September 1939, France and the United Kingdom declared war on the Soviet Union in their defense just as they did against Germany? How would the war progress differently with the Soviet Union and the western Allies on opposite sides? How long...
  7. Underground

    Invasion of Poland by Germany and Soviet Russia in 1939

    In September 1939 Berlin and Moscow jointly attacked Poland, starting the World War 2. They split Polish land into two parts and established brutal control including mass executions, deportation, etc. In addition, the Red Army occupied Western Belarus and Western Ukraine. It is...
  8. Futurist

    Would Poland be willing to trade Danzig for German military help to retake the Kresy?

    Here's the scenario that I am thinking of here: Due to France doing a better job of defending the Ardennes, the Manstein Plan fails and thus France doesn't fall in 1940. After several months, Hitler and the Nazis are overthrown and replaced by a military junta of anti-Nazi German generals...
  9. Futurist

    Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, Belarus, & the Caucasian states hold plebiscites

    Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, Belarus, & the Caucasian states hold plebiscites What if Imperial Germany would have been in a more generous mood and decided--for the sake of public relations--to hold free and fair plebiscites in Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, Belarus, and the...
  10. Futurist

    Would it have been realistic for Poland to try acquiring the Kresy in this scenario?

    Here is the scenario: France doesn't fall in 1940. Within the next year, Hitler and the Nazis are overthrown and replaced by a military junta of anti-Nazis. The new German government is able to make peace with Britain and France whereby Germany would withdraw from Poland and Czechia but would be...
  11. M

    Why Does Poland Have No Medieval History?

    Like ever looked up books on medieval Poland? They're some of the most non-existent books ever. You can find plenty of information on Hitler's invasion of Poland, but that's about it, which I find very disappointing. :deadhorse: What is the history of medieval Poland, and how does one go about...
  12. Witson

    Was an attack on Poland by USSR was consequences of their own fault?

    As much as I get, USSR didn't exactly had an allience with Germany. They had non-agression pact. When Germany was about to attack Poland, Stalin was well aware that next gonna be them. So he offered his help to Poland, but they refused. And in the end he had no choice but to attack Poland in...
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    United States of Poland

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_Poland https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stany_Zjednoczone_Polski United States of Poland (Polish: Stany Zjednoczone Polski) was an unrealized political concept of reborn Poland, created by Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941). It was first presented in...
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    Mennonites in Poland

    Mennonites are a religious and ethno-linguistic (their dialect is called Plautdietsch) group which started to settle in Poland - fleeing persecution in Western Europe - in the 16th century. Mennonites stood out because of their radical pacifism which was based on the evangelical message of love...
  15. L

    Israel & Poland jointly condemn Anti-Polonism & Anti-Semitism

    Joint declaration of prime ministers of Poland (Morawiecki) and Israel (Netanyahu): https://www.premier.gov.pl/en/news/news/joint-declaration-of-prime-ministers-of-the-state-of-israel-and-the-republic-of-poland.html S6tLOTPRUHQ
  16. Futurist

    What was the most logical place for Poland to acquire living space?

    Here is a question for Lech Wielkepolski (sp?) but also for other members of this forum: What was the most logical place for Poland to acquire living space? I mean, Poland did acquire a lot of living space in the West in 1945, but the flight and expulsion of the existing German residents of...
  17. Futurist

    Why did Poland claim Volhynia in 1921?

    I have a question--especially, but not only for Lech Wielopolski: Why did Poland claim Volhynia in 1921? I mean, I understand why Poland claimed Galicia in 1921, but Volhynia had a much smaller ethnic Polish percentage than Galicia did (17% Polish in Volhynia, versus 49% Polish in northern...
  18. L

    Population of Poland in the 1500s

    This data is only for the Crown (not for the GDL): Population by voivodeship ca. years 1570-1580: Full name - abbreviation used in the map below - population: Malborskie - MB - 55.032 inhabitants Pomorskie - POM - 147.565 inhabitants Chełmińskie - CHM - 94.706 inhabitants Podlaskie - PDL -...
  19. Futurist

    If the Bolsheviks capture Poland in 1920, do they go for Subcarpathian Ruthenia?

    This might be a relatively minor question, but here goes: If the Bolsheviks win the Battle of Warsaw (in 1920) and thus capture all of Poland up to Germany's 1914 borders, do they go for Subcarpathian Ruthenia afterwards? I'm curious about this because Stalin ended up annexing Subcarpathian...
  20. L

    Soviet Invasion of Poland 1939

    I will respond here to some arguments commonly used by Russians to diminish their responsibility for the invasion: Everything was going more or less according to the new Polish High Command's Plan. The new plan (developed until 11.09.) was to withdraw to the so called Romanian Bridgehead...