Do you think that such scribbles can give you any informative knowledge ? I guess not .
No offense, but yes, I think this "scribble" is much more informative to me than what I read from you so far.
Please check this link about the number of Germans with a Polish ethnic background: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonia#Germany
It's about three million people or more than two percent of the German population, the second largest Polonia in the world. And this is only the number of Poles.
If you take all Germans who have ancestors that once spoke a Slavic language the number will increase up to 20 million easily.
No. After the WW2 resettlements, they lost the traditional area of conflict. :):):):)
Well, well, well, it was an area of conflict during the nationalisitc era, let's say from the late 18th century to 1945 but it wasn't in the centuries before, at least not most of the time. And it is likely that it wouldn't be an area of conflict now.
You know, if you take the German-French language border for example, an area that also was a zone of conflict in nationalistic times, the situation is completely different from the present day German-Polish language border: You have an area stretching from Switzerland, over Baden and Alsace, Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg and Belgium where both languages gradually merge. Many people that live close to the border speak both languages on a native level -- and this is one of the secrets why Germany and France get along pretty well since 1945. Because we have millions of cultural mediators: Alsatians that can explain the French soul on German TV, Saarlanders and German speaking Belgians that can explain the German soul to French speakers, you have Luxembourgers that took the best from both cultures. German Saarlanders that are influenced by French culture, French Lorrainers that are influenced by German culture.
Germans and Poles don't have this any longer. The language border is as sharp as sharp can be and you will hardly find a German that speaks Polish or has deep interest for the Polish nation and state. And in post-national times this is a disadvantage for Germans and Poles. It would be different and better if the mass expulsions of Poles and Germans between the years 1939 and 1948 had never happened.
PS. Germans were treated very fair compared to what they had done before. :):):)
This is a disputable statement. On the meta-level I surely have to agree. The German nation in total came off pretty well for what Nazi Germany did to the world.
But if you take a magnifier and enhance, the situation is a bit more complicated: Austrians, Bavarians, Rhinelanders, Swabians, people from Lower Saxony got away pretty well -- in 1955 their standard of life was much higher than the life standard of an average Pole in communist Poland.
But East Prussians, German Silesians and Pomeranians and people from Eastern Brandenburg (present day Lubusz) had to take pay the price for Nazi Germany's crimes. Up to 15 percent of them died between 1939 and 1947, millions of women got raped, they got expelled and lost everything the possessed and therefore their culture and dialects will get extinct soon. After the millions of crimes that happened to Polish citizens from Nazi Germany's side I don't expect you to be sorry about that, but it would be nice if it was respected from the Polish side they payed a big price for their wrongs between 1933 and 1945.
Again on the big meta-level the situation is clear: Nazi Germany started a war, tried to conquer the world, tried to destroy the Polish state, nation and culture and therefore Germany had to pay a price after they lost the war.
But if you go down on the personal level it's like "Classical" and Quantum physics -- it does not fit together! The grandmother of my girlfriend was raped by 15 red army soldiers in front of her three kids in April 1945, her husband died in a Soviet mining plant in Siberia in 1952 and she was chased away by Poles from her Lower Silesian home in October 1945, having two hours time to leave her house, on the way to the railway station somebody beat her in the face and stole her last belongings, then she was plugged into a freight train with her three children and got deported to West Germany, were she never has been before. Would you tell her she was treated fairly?
Don't get me wrong I don't blame Poland or the Polish people for what happened after the war. In times of anarchy and turmoil the scum of every nation: Rapists, Thieves and Sadists comes to the light. In general Germans were treated relatively fairly by Poles in contrary to the Russians that were much more brutal to German civilians.