That still strikes me as being a very strange move
That was a grave mistake of Germans to act like that. All historians agree that it provoked Poles to think of independence from Germans who were perceived as occupiers. Polish national spirit was born in the Prussian zone - and it applied not only to Polish elites but also simple masses like peasants, too. Famous Drzymała case.
Of course, the German mistake was a blessing for Poles. :):)
Hey , another example of heritage
!. Drzymałowo is the name of the village where Drzymała resisted Prussian authorities during partitions.
I can see it is a nice place and obviously they have a replica of his famous circus wagon.
See the pics