Health in Szczecin in the Years 1945–1946 Cover Image

Zdrowie w Szczecinie w latach 1945–1946
Health in Szczecin in the Years 1945–1946

Author(s): Hadrian Kryśkiewicz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Economic history, Local History / Microhistory, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Welfare systems, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: health care; post-war Szczecin; war damage in Pomerania

Summary/Abstract: Health care in Szczecin in the years 1945–1946 in a culminating way illustrating with its ruined landscape sanitary problems of West Pomerania can be taken for a epitome of the post-war overall Pomeranian situation. Both the length of the World War Two and its repercussions were to thoroughly revise many spheres in the life of the inhabitants of Szczecin and Pomerania, including the German population, and finally they brought about a loss of the illusion of living in a little homeland, a ‘back country’ (German: Hinterland), which seemed not to be threatened with an attack of foreign troops. Death of hundreds of thousands of people and the annihilation in the industry, economy and culture of the region and its capital were just a sort of sad accompaniment for the general health of the society in Pomerania of the time.

  • Issue Year: 32/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 35-78
  • Page Count: 44
  • Language: Polish