West Prussia


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West Prussia

A historical region of central Europe between Pomerania and East Prussia. Long inhabited by both Slavic and Germanic peoples, West Prussia was part of the German Empire from 1871 to 1919. Most of the territory was awarded to Poland in 1919 but reannexed by Germany in 1939. In 1945 West Prussia again became part of Poland.

West Prussia

n
(Placename) a former province of NE Prussia, on the Baltic: assigned to Poland in 1945. German name: Westpreussen

West′ Prus′sia


n.
a former province of Prussia: since 1945 part of Poland. German, West•preus•sen (ˌvɛstˈprɔɪ sən)
West′ Prus′sian, n., adj.
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Mr Atkins was housed in a camp in West Prussia, the modern day eastern Germany, in March 1918, and so faced several months' imprisonment before November's Armistice, and his memoirs spoke informally about the conditions of the capture.
Mr Atkins was housed in a camp in West Prussia, the modern day eastern Germany, in March 1918, and so faced several months in imprisonment before November's Armistice, and his memoirs spoke informally about the conditions of the capture.
Born in West Prussia, he moved with his wife and children in 1853 to the Mennonite Am Trakt settlement on the Volga River where he embarked on a colorful career as a surveyor, schoolteacher, author of numerous textbooks, amateur astronomer and botanist, artist and songleader.
* Searching for information related to David Goldman, who was interred in Stalag 2B, West Prussia, Germany, Farm komando and would like to talk about their experience.
The sad business of these former Mennonite pacifists becoming supporters of the Third Reich, until their expulsion from West Prussia in 1944, is not dealt with in any substance in Klassen's book.
Jacob's father had arrived from West Prussia to work in the mills in Appleton.
Lorbas (it's an old word used in East and West Prussia, where Hannes was born, that means a 'good, daring male teenager') is a 20[m.sup.2] Jollenkreuzer or 'cruising dinghy' specifically designed in the 1920s for inland lakes and shallow waters.
In March 1900, a grisly murder came to light in Konitz, a town of about ten thousand inhabitants in the province of West Prussia. A torso, then other body parts of a high-school student were discovered in several locations around town.
(10) These are valuable works, but because they are particularly interested in issues of Polish nationalism, they focus on Poznan and West Prussia or the industrial Ruhr, areas of Polish concentration where the separatist Polish nationalist movement had a strong and long-lasting presence.
He greatly expanded Prussian territorial claims, adding Silesia through the Seven Years War of 1756-63 and West Prussia by means of the partition of Poland he brokered among Prussia, Austria, and Russia in 1772.
Generously supported by foundation money, the institute is in the process of registering all the Gelegenheitsschrifitum (casual literature, i.e., poems composed on the occasion of marriages, funerals, baptisms, birthdays, name days, arrivals and departures of friends, academic occasions, honors, anniversaries) written during the early modern period, in Latin and German, by authors living and working in the old German territories of Silesia, East and West Prussia, and Pomerania that were ceded to Poland and Russia in the wake of World War II.
The Bund had decided already that East and West Prussia, originally excluded to give Prussia an independent status, should be incorporated into the Bund.

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