Stanislaw Michalowski & Jaroslaw Kruk, Offset and Polonization
in View of the European Union Law, Defense 24, (Mar.
The lack of awareness on the part of the Polish educated classes that the time had long passed for polonization
of Ukrainians caused major mistakes in policy toward Ukrainians during the interwar period.
It conducted an intensive Polonization campaign and even prepared plans in 1938-39 to remove Ukrainians from the south-eastern territories (Iliushyn 2000, 15).
If a reminder of the existential threat was required, one needed only to read the relevant passages of Hitler's Mein Kampf, recall the Great Famine of 1932-33, or the Polonization campaign of the thirties.
Here, Hrushevsky examined the ethnic composition of the different orders and the degree to which they retained their national identity in the face of spreading polonization
considered themselves German and feared an encroaching polonization
23) The bitter experience of the overall polonization
in the system of higher education for women incited West Ukrainian intellectuals to seek opportunities to establish institutions more favorable to national traditions.
Wexler, Paul (1985), "Belorussification, russification and polonization
trends in the belorussian language, 1890-1982", en: Kreindler, Isabelle T.
Despite the intensive russification and the threat of polonization
, Latgalians managed to preserve their distinctive features.
Jews were seen as preventing the Polonization
of cities and the development of a Polish middle class.
Declaring themselves in favor of one the conflicting sides triggered accusations of lack of patriotism from the Polish side or of acting in the service of polonization
from the Ukrainian side.
Murav'ev proposed colonization by Russians in groups that were to include landowners, peasants, and even Old Believers, in an effort firmly to stake a Russian claim to the region and prevent the migrants' Polonization