I have. Have you?
No you haven't or you would have known that:
The first permanent settlers in Wroclaw were the Slavic Slezan tribe, who built a stronghold on the island of Ostrow Tumski sometime in the 9th century. (Ostrow Tumski is no longer an island since an arm of the river Odra was filled in 1810). Later this settlement was absorbed into Czech territory from where the name Wroclaw is thought to have been derived - after a Czech leader by the name of Wrocislaw. It wasn't until around 990AD that Prince Mieszko I, of the Piast dynasty and founder of the Polish state, seized control of Wroclaw and incorporated the region of Silesia into Poland.
Lucky bastards got to keep Berlin though.
How generous of you!
What do you want to do? Expelling all those millions non-Poles like you did in Breslau?
Although I doubt if there were many Poles in Breslau at the end of WWII it was once a Polish city. No doubt about it
It's all a question of how far back you want to go, isn't it???
Thanks Admins...you cutted the important rest so here it is again:Please check the rules about quoting the messages.
in 1336, the last of the Piast Princes died and the duchy of Silesia was annexed to Bohemia - despite the efforts of King Casimir III of Poland to hold onto it. His failure to do so meant that it was six hundred years until Wroclaw was returned to Polish hands.
Wroclaw, or Prezzla as it begins to be known as, continued to flourish under Bohemian rule and in 1387 gained admittance into the Hanseatic League, a powerful conglomeration of trading cities (think of it as a medieval version of G8!). The winds of change picked up again in the 16th century when King Ludwig died in battle, leaving no heirs, and the Bohemian estate elected Duke Ferdinand, of the Austrian line of Habsburgs, as King. Now Wroclaw was under Austrian rule.
It was polish for about 300 years...for far longer it was NOT polish but bohemian, austrian and german and inhabited mainly by Germans!