East Prussia


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

East Prussia

A historical region and former province of Prussia on the Baltic Sea in present-day Poland and Russia. From 1919 to 1939 it was separated from Germany by the Polish Corridor. After World War II the area was divided between Poland and the USSR.

East Prussia

n
(Placename) a former province of NE Germany on the Baltic Sea: separated in 1919 from the rest of Germany by the Polish Corridor and Danzig: in 1945 Poland received the south part, the Soviet Union the north. German name: Ostpreussen

East′ Prus′sia


n.
a former province in NE Germany: separated from Germany by the Polish Corridor; now divided between Poland and the Russian Federation. Cap.: Königsberg.
East′ Prus′sian, adj., n.
References in periodicals archive ?
Valkyrie Located in the Masurian Woods, East Prussia, this map was inspired by The Wolf's Lair The Fuhrer's Eastern-front headquarters during Operation Barbarossa the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.
Sabina Kowalewski originally inherited most of the books from her father Arnold Kowalewski, who was a philosophy professor at University of Konigsberg in East Prussia.
Every serious work includes a discussion of the early failures of the Russian army in East Prussia and its early successes in Galicia, but few deal as expertly with the continuing slugfest in Poland that occupied both Russia and the Central Powers for the remainder of the fall and winter of 1914-1915.
1944 An assassination attempt on Hitler was made by a German staff officer, Count Claus Schenk von 1944, at Rastenberg, East Prussia.
73 YEARS AGO (1944) Hitler survived an attempt on his life when a bomb exploded at his HQ in Rastenberg, East Prussia, known as "the wolf's lair".
What name is given to the strip of land granted to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 that separated East Prussia from the rest of Germany?
It follows the fortunes of a family in East Prussia, between January and May 1945.
In 1871 a united German state was proclaimed and the Old Prussian lands remained part of the country, as the region of East Prussia, until the end of World War Two.
The vessel was pressed into service in March 1945, when a massive seaborne operation was conducted to evacuate civilian and military personnel from East Prussia ahead of the advancing Soviet armies.
Mueller-Stahl, born in Tilsit and brought up in East Prussia, recalls images of the sites he roamed as a child; the summers spent at the homes of his grandparents and in the manors of family members belonging to the nobility.
The ATA is committed to the selective breeding standards established in Trakehnen, East Prussia, in 1732, “.

Full browser ?