With the outbreak of the Second World War, the centuries-long coexistence between a number of population groups in Poland came to an abrupt end. A series by the Martin Opitz Library provides insights into the lives of the local German-speaking population at the time, their memories, and their experiences in the "new homeland" of Germany.
The series "Memories and Biographies of the Germans from Poland" features memoirs and biographical works related to the territory of the Second Polish Republic. These are mostly based on documents from the archival collections of the Martin Opitz Library, in particular the Galician-German Archive and the Archive of Germans from Central Poland and Volhynia.
The series is published on behalf of the Martin Opitz Library by the Freunde der Martin-Opitz-Bibliothek e.V. ("Friends of the Martin Opitz Library Association"), who also publish other series on the history and culture of the Germans in Eastern Europe. These include historical accounts, memoirs and biographies.
The Martin Opitz Library offers scholars who are conducting research in this field the opportunity to publish their work in the series. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Wolfgang Kessler.
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