Frisches Haff


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Frisches Haff

(ˈfrɪʃəs ˈhaf)
n
(Placename) the German name for Vistula2
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The southern boundary of Kaliningrad Oblast, delineated by Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, stretching from the Frisches Haff (Lith.
It should have found words for the hardships endured by Germans fleeing East Prussia: the westward treks in the depths of winter, people dying in blinding snowstorms, expiring by the side of the road or in holes in the ice when the frozen bay known as Frisches Haff began to break up under the weight of horse-drawn carts after being hit by bombs.
For as a child I took pride in the victory of Slavs and Lithuanians at Grunnwald, while at the same time bitterly suffering over the fate of Ulrich yon Jungingen, the Grand Master of the Order, who was felled in desparate combat agains the Poles and was buried in the chapel of Balga castle, on the shore of the Frisches Haff.