- May 2014
Enculturation over the centuries. They wreactually Kashubian on the maternal side and German, or at least German for generations on the paternal. As you know, much of Pomorze/Pomerania?Pommern was under the influence of Germany. It wasn't uncommon for Slavs to be Germanized and then see themselves as such. After both world wars there was movement like this. There are stories after the Germans left and Kashubian/Poles took their residence,as is, furniture and all. For the Soviets, after the 2nd WW, this would have freed up space for the ethnic Poles from the east. i don't believe the U.K. or the U.S. had any interest or input in this process. The Soviets controlled Poland and eastern germany. The decision was theirs alone, as I understand it.
BTW, why did your relative remain in Poland after the end of WWI?