Silesia, a German region. by Ernst Birke

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Statement(Translated by Lloyd Allen Jones.)
SeriesSilesia,, Folge 3, Silesia (Series) ;, Folge 3.
LC ClassificationsDD491.S45 B493
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Pagination28 p. with front.
Number of Pages28
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Open LibraryOL5728415M
LC Control Number70490794

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The author presents the final battles in Silesia from the German view, in this it is a valuable addition to the library of those interested in the Eastern Front. The book is similar in character to the works of Carrell or Franz Kurowski, if you like their books, then you will like this one as well/5(8).

Silesia (/ s aɪ ˈ l iː ʒ ə, s aɪ ˈ l iː ʃ i ə /, also UK: /-iː z i ə /, US: /-iː ʒ i ə,-iː ʃ ə, s ɪ ˈ-/) is a historical region of Central Europe mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and area is approximat km 2 (15, sq mi), and the population is estimated at around 8, Silesia is split into two main subregions, Lower Country: Poland, Czech Republic, Germany.

The first signs of humans in Silesia date to betweenandyears ago. The Silesian region between the upper Vistula and upper Oder was the northern extreme of the human penetration at the time of the last anatomically-modern human is estimated to have arrived in Silesia ab years ago.

Subsequently, Silesia was inhabited by people who belonged to changing. Silesia, Polish Śląsk, Czech Slezsko, German Schlesien, historical region that is now in southwestern Poland. Silesia was originally a Polish province, which became a possession of the Bohemian crown inpassed with that a German region.

book to the Austrian Habsburgs inand was taken by Prussia in   The Ravenstein Atlas of the German Empire; Kartenmeister. Instructions. Die Kirchenbücher Schlesiens beider Confessionen () - parish register inventory for the Catholic and Lutheran churches in Silesia; Schlesische Kirchenbücher wo finden - Finding church books from Silesia; Taxation.

Urbare (land records) of upper Silesia, Index. A Journey Into Silesia By Peter Schneider: Peter Schneider, A West Berliner, Is the Author of the Novelthe Wall Jumper.'' He Is Writing A Book On Germany After the Wall.

This Article Was Translated. A German region. book at a picture book of Silesia, one cannot help but be impressed by the massive forests and mountains, the wealth that was poured into palaces, the master craftsmanship that constructed the cathedrals and churches.

Architecture aficionados will delight in the range from ornate baroque. With German defeat inall of Silesia was suddenly occupied by the Soviet Red Army who, following their violent pattern, embarked upon another horrendous spree of rape.

In one instance, Catholic nuns were raped in Neisse and in the diocese of Kattowitz, they left behind 66 pregnant nuns. German Silesia - from revolution to degermanisation, by Leslie Wilson After the First World War, Poland, which had previously been split up between Germany, Austria and Russia, was now reinstated as a nation.

At the same time, the future of Upper Silesia was in question. Examples of German "Baukultur" church architecture in Silesia Subcarpathian region, same like the wooden churches in Silesia and North Moravia. Lesser Poland. As late as the end of the Middle Ages, the original forest areas, especially the northern ones, lying in the fork of the Vistula, Wisłoka, and San were barely accessible for settlement due to the land's marshy nature.

Pages in category "Silesia (Schlesien), German Empire" The following 47 pages are in this category, out of 47 total.

In Silesia, the main focus lies on indexing marriage records. You can either search a certain region by clicking on the map or Silesia regions at once by clicking on the magnifying glass. Caution: usually, the German letters äöüß are indexed as ae oe ue ss. Make sure to search for both variants because the search algorithm does not know that.

that land was originally PL at creation before violenced away [ map at bottom ] Would Germans like to get back the territories of:.

——North America – Saint Thomas. Brandenburg leased from Danish West India Company – Crabs Is. Silesian (Silesian: Schläsisch, Schläs’sch, Schlä’sch, Schläsch, German: Schlesisch), Silesian German or Lower Silesian is a nearly extinct German dialect spoken in is part of the East Central German language area with some West Slavic and Lechitic influences.

Silesian German emerged as the result of Late Medieval German migration to Silesia, which had been inhabited by. On this Lübeck Haus Bookstore's catalogue page are listed books for Silesia, Silesian history, Prussia, and links for studing, reading, and writing the German language.

This catalogue page presents informative books that cover a wide range of topics, including Silesian history, Frederick The Great, and other important leaders.

Silesia Self-Published Genealogy Books Silesia Family Tree Connection Find unique genealogy resources such as school records, business associations, vehicle registrations, church memberships, graduation lists, clubs & societies, employment records, orphanage residents, insurance claims, and mining accidents.

Geography. Upper Silesia is situated on the upper Oder River, north of the Eastern Sudetes mountain range and the Moravian Gate, which form the southern border with the historic Moravia region. Within the adjacent Silesian Beskids to the east, the Vistula River rises and turns eastwards, the Biała and Przemsza tributaries mark the eastern border with Lesser Poland.

East Upper Silesia (German: Ostoberschlesien) is the easternmost extremity of Silesia, the eastern part of the Upper Silesian region around the city of Katowice (German: Kattowitz). The term is used primarily to denote those areas that became part of the Second Polish Republic on 20 Juneas a consequence of the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles.

The battle for this critical industrial and mining region didn't occur in a vacuum, so while the Upper Silesia is the prominent theme, the author also mentions briefly Operation Bagration and the Vistula River Offensive to set the stage for his book. As the struggle for Upper Silesia develops, the author also briefly updates the reader what was.

Silesia is situated entirely in territory named by Tacitus in A.D. 98 Magna Germania. Slavic people arrived to this territory around the 6th century. It became the territory of Greater Moravia and Bohemia. Rulers of Bohemia received ducal authority by pledging allegiance to.

Also remember many ethnic Germans were resettled by the soviets and moved into Germany proper. Non the less the Silesians remain in Poland with a population ofThe Silesians are neither clean cut poles or Germans, and are a pretty even mix of Germanic and Slavic.

Throughout history Silesia was a very complicated region for Poland and. Other articles where Upper Silesia plebiscite is discussed: Weimar Republic: Years of crisis (–23): Upper Silesia on Maan overall majority voted to remain with Germany.

Therefore, Germany claimed that the whole area should remain German. However, in making that claim, it was disregarding the treaty provisions for partitioning the area according to the wishes of the. German Silesia was once bounded by the old kingdoms and countries of Brandenburg, Posen, Russian Poland, Galicia, Austrian Silesia, Moravia, Bohemia and Saxony.

Full of rivers, streams, hills and low mountains, Silesia was also comprised of fertile pastures and meadows and forests abundant with deer and game, tremendous fisheries and mineral wealth.

The other region slated for a plebiscite on the Polish-German border was Upper Silesia – but here, the situation turned violent. SILESIA The Treaty of Versailles called for a plebiscite in Upper Silesia, which was partly claimed by Poland and entirely claimed by Germany. Silesia is along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes mountains and the Carpathian Mountains.

The highest point of Silesia is the Śnieżka. German Genealogy Schlesien / Silesia (Provinz / Province) [Presently mostly in Poland] [Presently in Sachsen] Some basic facts about Silesia: (from Uncapher, Wendy K.

and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, ) Size: 15, square miles (compared to West Virginia at 24, square miles). Offering a restaurant, a bar and a conference area, Hotel Arche is located in Częstochowa in the Silesia Region, mi from Bus Station PKS Czestochowa.

Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Stylish hotel, comfortable bed, great breakfast. At the end of the 13th century Silesia contained almost only German settlements and the whole country was ruled with German law. Historical coat of arms of Upper Silesia (Oberschlesien).

The region is now in Poland and there exists the voivodship of Silesia, but it has different borders. We picked up Volume 55 of the German Map Guide series at the bindery today – March 2, This volume includes a total of places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Silesia, Regierungsbezirk Oppeln.

This book also includes a master index to Volumes 53 thro which covers all of Silesia. Genre/Form: Academic theses History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rüther, Andreas.

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S eventy-five years ago the region of Silesia, which today straddles parts of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany, was suffering the aftershocks of an evacuation order put out by the Red Army as it moved through from the east. At this time Silesia was home to about.

Silesia is an region of 15, square miles in southwest Poland, drained by the Oder River. Aside from the Sudeten Mountains along the Czechoslovak border, the region consists of Lower Silesia.

Cieszyn Silesia, Těšín Silesia or Teschen Silesia (Polish: Śląsk Cieszyński [ˈɕlɔ̃sk tɕɛˈʂɨj̃skʲi] (); Czech: Těšínské Slezsko [ˈcɛʃiːnskɛː ˈslɛsko] or Těšínsko [ˈcɛʃiːnsko] (); German: Teschener Schlesien or Olsagebiet) is a historical region in south-eastern Silesia, centered on the towns of Cieszyn and Český Těšín and bisected by the Olza River.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Silesia (Schlesien), German Empire Genealogy Maps Different Areas of Silesia Austrian Silesia, now Czech Silesia, Within the Czech Republic see Opava Land Archives, Czech Republic.

Distribution. Silesian speakers currently live in the region of Upper Silesia, which is split between southwestern Poland and the northeastern Czech present Silesian is commonly spoken in the area between the historical border of Silesia on the east and a line from Syców to Prudnik on the west as well as in the Rawicz area.

Until Silesian was also spoken in enclaves in Lower. Silesia (/saɪˈliːʒə/ or /saɪˈliːʃə/; Polish: Śląsk [ɕlɔ̃sk]; German: Schlesien (helpinfo); Silesian German: Schläsing; Czech: Slezsko; Silesian: Ślůnsk [ɕlonsk]; Latin: Silesia) is a historical region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland, with smaller parts in the Czech Republic, and Germany.

Silesia is rich in mineral and natural resources and includes several. Civil registration records are records of births, marriages, and deaths kept by the government.

In Silesia (Schlesien), they were started 1 October German terms for these records include Standesamtsregister, Zivilstandsregister, or Personenstandsregister. They are an excellent source for information on names and dates and places of births, marriages, and deaths. The region prospered economically under German rule.

After Germany's defeat in World War I a portion of Upper Silesia was ceded to Poland. Fig 5. Map of Germany, from the best authorities (), showing an indicative Silesia, in the right middleground.

Breslau, Liegnitz and Glogau are clearly visible. Fig 6. School Map of Prussia ().Silesian German (Silesian German: Schläsche Sproache/Schläs'sche Sproche, German: Schlesisch) or Lower Silesian is a nearly extinct German dialect spoken in ions of the dialect until were spoken by about seven million people.

After World War II, local communist authorities forbade the use of the language, after the expulsion of the Germans the province of Silesia was.In the 19th century coal mining developed in this region, while the Beskids in the south remained rural and unpolluted.

After World War I and the Silesian Uprisings, Silesia became largely part of the Second Polish Republic but was occupied by Nazi-Germany between and After World War II it again became part of Poland.

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