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What was the general Polish opinion of Germany/Germans between 1920-39?


demara 1 | -
24 Mar 2020 #1
I am writing a book based in the early 30s in Radom, and I haven't been able to find much information as to how the general people regarded Germany at that time. Was there a view that was shared by the common person at the time?
kaprys 3 | 2,414
24 Mar 2020 #2
@demara
That was 90 years ago. Hardly anyone remembers it.
You just need to do some serious research. By and large, in 1918 Poland regained independence. One of the partitioners was Prussia but Radom was in the Russian partition.

Then there was Hitler coming to power but it's you who needs to do the research on what year and circumstances you want to write about.
pawian 171 | 12,081
24 Mar 2020 #3
That was 90 years ago. Hardly anyone remembers it.

I think the OP expects us to provide sources on people`s opinion at the time. He/she doesn`t want to consult eyewitnesses from the period.

to how the general people regarded Germany at that time.

They regarded Germany as the most hostile country to Poland and Poles. Germans couldn`t forget they lost their Eastern lands which had once belonged to Poland and were retaken by Poles after successful Risings in 1919 and 1921. Throughout the whole interwar period German politics towards Poland was marked by attempts to regain the lost territory which finally led to the outbreak of WW2.

It is natural Poles didn`t have a choice and had to view Germany as an staunch enemy.
pawian 171 | 12,081
24 Mar 2020 #4
Here is a good article which isn`t too long but quite informative with basic info on German-Polish relations till 1939.

forumdialogu.eu/2018/07/09/stosunki-polsko-niemieckie-1918-1939/


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