If only it was that simple. From what I understand those that have tried have been fobbed off.
1. Proof of ownership is needed.
2. Be prepared to pay for any rebuilding and investments the state did.
3. You need to be a direct descendant.
4. You need to be prepared to face issues that Convex describes, there can be as many as two Polish Commonwealths none of which are continued in todays govt.
The people you described have often been some distant relative or just a person without papers to validate their claims, of course they've been told to shove off, no one is giving out money for free just because people feel they're entitled to them.
Huh? Do you have a link for that?
He means the germanisation strategies of Prussia, Poles needed state approved permit to own lands and the Prussian govt did everything within legal bonduaries to abuse this law.
A famous example was that of Michał Drzymała, when Prussians denied him right to erect a house on his property he bought a circus wagon, the Germans pulled a number on him telling him his wagon cant stay in one place more than 24 hrs so he moved it 2 feet each day.
It took several years to dislodge him but it portrays the attitude of Germans in Prussia toward Poles, still they did work within legal bonduaries even if they tried to abuse them at every step.