Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Polish railway plaque

A plaque seen on the station in Oppeln, since Stalin's redrawing of East European borders in 1945, called Opole in Poland.  It says "Always Faithful Poland" in Latin and then "From the borderlands - The 60th anniversary of the resettlement" in Polish.  As in the rest of Germany east of the Oder-Neisse line, all German inhabitants were kicked out of lands that their ancestors had lived in for hundreds of years and replaced with Poles who had likewise been kicked out of lands in the east of Poland that they had lived in for hundreds of years - replaced with Ukraines and Russians.

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