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Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113836

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113836.001.0001

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Prussian Poland 1848–1914

Prussian Poland 1848–1914

(p.147) Five Prussian Poland 1848–1914
Jews in Poland and Russia: 1881-1914 v. 2

Antony Polonsky

Liverpool University Press

This chapter assesses how, in the second half of the nineteenth century, the conflict between Poles and Germans in Prussian Poland became increasingly acute. By 1900, the area was a stronghold of the National Democrats (Endecja), the most zealous defenders of the Polish character of the region. At the same time, the area was also the most prosperous part of Polish territory with the best-balanced agricultural system. As the national conflict escalated, a sense of Polish national identity began to develop in areas like Upper Silesia and East Prussia, which had not been part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Jews, caught between the Poles and the Germans, mostly left the province. This was seen by the Endecja as the way the ‘Jewish question’ should be solved.

Keywords:   Prussian Poland, National Democrats, Endecja, agricultural system, Polish national identity, Jews, Jewish question

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