Do you know of any German Poles who left East Prussia to fight for Poland when Hitler invaded?
I doubt it very much. The article to which Szczecinianin points out explains it very well.
Szczecinianin, is sz-n.com
your web page? I found the article you quoted very interesting and extremely informative. However, I don't agree with the statement I have marked in bold:It was during the Nazi period that the well-known Polish journalist, Melchior Wańkowicz, made a much publicised visit to Mazuria, which he described in his journal, Na Tropach Smętka. Describing the Mazurians as 'a hopeless mongrel people', he found the Mazurians astonished to discover their 'Mazurian' was much the same as his Polish. Most Mazurians could receive radio broadcasts from Radio Warsaw, most could understand, but none listened in.
I read the book "Na tropach Smętka" by Melchior Wańkowicz a long time ago, but I still remember he said something quite opposite to "but no one listened in
". In his book he also told quite a number of horrifying stories how those Masurian activists of Polish language who were for the teaching of the Polish language in some of the East Prussian schools were brutally tortured and then murdered by the Nazis (officialy by unknown murderers). So I would say the picture in this article seem to be painted in one colour only.
[BTW, Szczecinianin, how do you manage to pronounce the word 'szczecinianin'? I always have some dificulty every time I try to write it down, haha]