East Prussia


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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.
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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
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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.
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The former soldier was Bernard Fries, who was born in Marienwerder in what is now Poland but was then east Prussia. As a teenager he joined the German army, and after being captured during the war was sent to a camp in Kent.
1944: An assassination attempt on Hitler was made by a German staff officer, Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, at Rastenberg, East Prussia. He was summarily executed, as were 1,000 other people implicated in the plot.
1944: An assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler, pictured above left, was made by a German staff officer, Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, at Rastenberg, East Prussia. He was summarily executed, as were 1,000 other people implicated in the plot.
Korbanka was born in Lyck (East Prussia) and studied Fine Arts at the Freie Akademie in Manheim, Germany, under Paul Berger-Bergner.
In the aftermath of World War II, as the Russian army rolled through East Prussia, many German citizens were displaced.
The 23-year-old, who served with The 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, was sent to Stalag XXB in East Prussia. But Thomas, of Walthamstow, East London, repeatedly escaped from the camp.
He began his career in East Prussia, which was then a province of Germany but is now part of the Russian Federation, and this is the first comprehensive documentation of his work.
Katharina Johanna Gertrud Simon was born September 17, 1883 in Dambrau near Breslau in East Prussia -- today the Polish city of Wroclaw.
Summary: As the Red Army advances on East Prussia, a family must decide whether to stay or go
Born in Monchengladbach, Germany in 1917, Mr Sielmann grew up in East Prussia. The son of a electrical building and materials supplier, he developed a interest in sketching and photography from a young age and particularly birds.
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?

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