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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands$
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Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774693

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.001.0001

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The Policies of the Sanacja on the Jewish Minority in Silesia, 1926–1939

The Policies of the Sanacja on the Jewish Minority in Silesia, 1926–1939

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(p.150) The Policies of the Sanacja on the Jewish Minority in Silesia, 1926–1939
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14
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Jacek Piotrowski

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0009

This chapter considers relations between the Sanacja and Silesia's Jewish minority. The Jewish minority possessed particularly strong links with German cultural circles in this region, thus making them quite important to the Sanacja. The Silesian Sanacja described the de facto union between the German and Jewish minorities as an alliance between forces hostile towards the Polish state. Pointing out the lack of Jewish independence in this alliance, the ruling camp's journalists sharply criticized both minorities. The alliance was based, in their view, on a hatred of independent Poland. The participation of the Jews in the National Minorities' Electoral Bloc, formed in autumn 1927 and headed in Silesia by the detested Germans, constituted a huge disappointment for local Sanacja activists.

Keywords:   Sanacja, Jewish minority, German minority, Silesia, Sanacja policies, Jewish independence, Polish state, Sanacja activists

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