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Demograficzne skutki II wojny światowej na obszarze Górnego Śląska
The Demographic Consequences of the Second World War in the Region of Upper Silesia

Author(s): Bogdan Cimała
Subject(s): Ethnohistory, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Instytut Śląski
Keywords: war migratons;Upper Silesia;World War 2;Family Reunification Act;

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article attempts to presents various migrations, caused by the warfare in Upper Silesia, which was perceived as a pre-war Silesian voivodship and the Opole district, during the Second World War. To these migrations the author enlists: the escape of the German population from the Silesian voivodship to the district, before the outbreak of war; the escape of the Polish population during and immediately after the war in 1939; the expulsions and detention of the Polish population from the Opole district and the established Katowice district at various camps. Amidst different migrations of the end of the war, the author chose to analyze the escape of the German population at the turn of 1944–1945, their post-war expulsions and the so-called Family Reunification Act

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 76
  • Page Range: 137-152
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish