Neither German nor Pole: Catholicism and National Indifference in a Central European Borderland

@inproceedings{Bjork2009NeitherGN,
  title={Neither German nor Pole: Catholicism and National Indifference in a Central European Borderland},
  author={James Bjork},
  year={2009}
}
  • James Bjork
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • "Neither German nor Pole" examines how the inhabitants of one of Europe's most densely populated industrial districts managed to defy clear-cut national categorization, even in the heyday of nationalizing pressures at the turn of the twentieth century. As James Bjork argues, the 'civic national' project of turning inhabitants of Upper Silesia into Germans and the 'ethnic national' project of awakening them as Poles both enjoyed successes, but these often canceled one another out, exacerbating… CONTINUE READING
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