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Any good sources on Kashubian history/culture?

Prince Ire
5 Apr 2015 #1
I'm doing a project on Silesia and Kashubia for a class, but am having difficulty finding sources on Kashubia in English. Does anyone know of any that I could look into? Thanks for the help!
Crow 160 | 9,545
5 Apr 2015 #2
By some sources Kashubs are oldest Sarmats (back in past universal name of all Slavs) in what is today`s Poland. They belong to main Sarmatian Baltic-Danube-Balkan line. It was backbone line or if you want `core line`.

What we learn from ancient sources is that there were sedentary and nomadic Sarmats in the region. After all, that is what we know of way of life of ancients. In their world existed sedentary tribes with sporadic migrations of nomadic tribes. They lived together in any sense. All had their place in order of things. But, old sources also speak of conflicts between sedentary and nomadic Sarmats. Those conflicts weakened Sarmats, when sedentary Germanics appeared on scene. With time, it disturbed unity of Sarmatian world from within. Oh, this is very interesting topic to me.

First Germanic settlers in the region around Gdansk are described as sedentary. Now, if one have elementary knowledge in history (and general knowledge in some fields), he understand that first Germanics in region actually represent Germanized urban Sarmatian (Slavic) population. Very interesting. So, some authors, with time, tend to label sedentary Sarmats as actually Germanics (but they write about and describe their confusion and we actually clearly understand situation). What happened? In initially Sarmatian sedentary settlement come the Germanic trader. Then comes more traders. Trade zone is formed. Mixed marriages. Then comes other non-Sarmatian (non-Slavic) speaking traders, Jews, Danes, Swedes, etc, etc. Germanic languages are accepted as universal trade languages. With time, rest of urban population accepts Germanic languages as speaking language. That`s it, the moment when Slavic (Sarmatian) became Germanic.

What is even more interesting, that is how, most probably, Germanics even appeared on historical scene. Just, there was no interaction of some ancient Germanics and Romans but, in fact interaction of Sarmats (Slavs, natives of Europe) and Romans. Practically, traders did it. Later comes the brute force when there was formed critical mass of new Germanic population.

These are the undescribed and untold fundaments of Europe. Slavs (Sarmats) are in fundaments. Its the biggest public secret of Europe.
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26 Jun 2017 #3

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Crow 160 | 9,545
1 Feb 2021 #4

Thread on rights of Kashubs and Silesians in Poland or How to make better place of Poland

Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań
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Two fragments from the text >

PiS presents Donald Tusk as a threat to national unity, emphasising his Kashubian origin (see: Nijakowski 2009), or even the fact that his father was conscripted to the Wehrmacht during WWII.

linguistic minorities (Buchowski and Chleiwńska 2010). Again, Silesians are not accorded this status, in contrast to the Kashubians.

So, native Kashubs are seen as pro-German, while they definitely aren`t. They were exposed to genocide by Germans. Now, they are exposed to assimilation in Poland. Somebody wants them to extinct, become non-Kashubs. Silesians on the other hand, don`t even have status of minority. They are aliens in their own native land and country. These are no nice ways to deal with kin Slavs.

But, scandal in itself is that Kashubs have status of minority instead of status of constitutional people considering what Poland have of Baltic is mostly thanks to the Kashubs.

So let us talk and help make Poland a better and more free place.

An article

Kashubian Poles: Struggling with the "fifth column" label


Kartuzy - a town in the Pomeranian Voivodeship that has long been a cultural center of the Kashubians

Two fragments from an article >

Once the Polish troops entered Pomerania, hence Kashubian lands, the developments in the aftermath led to a culture conflict between the Kashubians and Polish people

"Kashubians were perceived as a fifth column, a foreign element which might betray and switch sides in case of German invasion," Słomczyński said.

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