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Volksliste
The Deutsche Volksliste
Volksliste
(German People's List) was a Nazi Party institution whose purpose was the classification of inhabitants of German occupied territories into categories of desirability according to criteria systematized by Heinrich Himmler. The institution was first established in occupied western Poland. Similar institutions were subsequently created in Occupied France
Occupied France
and in the Reichskommissariat Ukraine. Volksdeutsche
Volksdeutsche
meeting in occupied Warsaw
Warsaw
1940. Volksdeutsche
Volksdeutsche
(ethnic Germans) were people of German ancestry living outside Germany. Though 'Volksdeutsche' did not hold German or Austrian citizenship, the strengthening and development of ethnic German communities throughout east-central Europe was an integral part of the Nazi vision for the creation of Greater Germany (Großdeutschland)
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Nazi Party
Hitler
Hitler
YouthDeutsches Jungvolk League of German GirlsParamilitary wings Sturmabteilung SchutzstaffelSports body National Socialist League
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Fritz Bracht
Fritz Bracht
Fritz Bracht
(18 January 1899 in Heiden, part of Lage near Detmold
Detmold
– 9 May 1945 in Bad Kudowa, now Kudowa Zdrój, Poland) was the Nazi Gauleiter
Gauleiter
of Upper Silesia.Contents1 Career 2 Literature 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit]Bracht (right) in 1941After training as a gardener, Bracht entered military service in 1917, and was deployed at the front until the end of World War I. Thereafter, he found himself a prisoner of the British, until 1919. On 1 April 1927, Bracht joined the Nazi
Nazi
Party and was appointed leader of the NSDAP district of Sauerland
Sauerland
in November 1928
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Gauleiter
A Gauleiter
Gauleiter
(German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʊlaɪtɐ]) was the party leader of a regional branch of the NSDAP (more commonly known as the Nazi
Nazi
Party) or the head of a Gau or of a Reichsgau. The word can be singular or plural, depending on the context. Gauleiter
Gauleiter
was the second highest Nazi
Nazi
Party paramilitary rank, subordinate only to the higher rank Reichsleiter and to the position of Führer
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Arthur Greiser
Arthur Karl Greiser (22 January 1897 – 21 July 1946) was a Nazi German politician, SS-Obergruppenführer
SS-Obergruppenführer
and Reichsstatthalter
Reichsstatthalter
(Reich Governor) of the German-occupied territory of Wartheland. He was one of the persons primarily responsible for organizing the Holocaust
Holocaust
in occupied Poland
Poland
and numerous other crimes against humanity. Arrested by the Americans in 1945, he was tried, convicted and executed by hanging in Poland
Poland
in 1946.Contents1 Early life and career 2 First steps in the Nazi
Nazi
Party 3 World War II3.1 Anti-Church campaign 3.2 Holocaust4 Trial and execution 5 See also 6 ReferencesEarly life and career[edit] Greiser was born in Schroda (Środa Wielkopolska), Province of Posen, Imperial Germany, Greiser was the son of a minor local bailiff (Gerichtsvollzieher)
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Silesia
Silesia
Silesia
(/sɪˈliːʒə-/;[1] Polish: Śląsk [ɕlɔ̃sk]; Czech: Slezsko; German:  Schlesien (help·info) German pronunciation: [ˈʃleːzi̯ən]; Silesian German: Schläsing; Silesian: Ślůnsk [ɕlonsk]; Lower Sorbian: Šlazyńska; Upper Sorbian: Šleska; Latin: Silesia) is a region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and Germany. Its area is about 40,000 km2 (15,444 sq mi), and its population about 8,000,000. Silesia
Silesia
is located along the Oder River. It consists of Lower Silesia
Lower Silesia
and Upper Silesia. The region is rich in mineral and natural resources, and includes several important industrial areas. Silesia's largest city and historical capital is Wrocław
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Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt] ( listen), lit. "defence force")[N 2] were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
(navy) and the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
(air force).[4] The designation Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
replaced the previously used term Reichswehr, and was the manifestation of Nazi Germany's efforts to rearm the nation to a greater extent than the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
permitted.[5] After the Nazi seizure of power
Nazi seizure of power
in 1933, one of Adolf Hitler's most overt and audacious moves was to establish the Wehrmacht, a modern armed force fully capable of offensive use
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Wilhelm Frick
Wilhelm Frick
Wilhelm Frick
(12 March 1877 – 16 October 1946) was a prominent German politician of the NSDAP, who served as Reich Minister of the Interior in the Hitler Cabinet
Hitler Cabinet
from 1933 to 1943[1] and as the last governor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. After World War II, he was tried and convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Trials and executed by hanging.Contents1 Early life and family 2 Nazi career 3 Reich Minister 4 Trial and execution 5 See also 6 Notes and references 7 Further readingEarly life and family[edit] Frick was born in the Palatinate municipality of Alsenz, then part of the Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany, the last of four children of Protestant teacher Wilhelm Frick
Wilhelm Frick
sen. (d. 1918) and his wife Henriette (née Schmidt)
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Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia
The Reichsgau
Reichsgau
Danzig- West Prussia
West Prussia
(German: Reichsgau Danzig-Westpreussen) was a Nazi German province created on 8 October 1939 from annexed territory of the Free City of Danzig, the Greater Pomeranian Voivodship
Pomeranian Voivodship
(Polish Corridor), and the Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
West Prussia of Gau East Prussia. Before 2 November 1939, the Reichsgau
Reichsgau
was called Reichsgau
Reichsgau
West Prussia.[1] Though the name resembled the pre-1920 Prussian province of West Prussia, the territory was not identical
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Upper Silesia
Upper Silesia
Silesia
(Polish: Górny Śląsk; Silesian Polish: Gůrny Ślůnsk;[1] Czech: Horní Slezsko; German: Oberschlesien; Silesian German: Oberschläsing; Latin: Silesia
Silesia
Superior) is the southeastern part of the historical and geographical region of Silesia, located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic. Since the 9th century, Upper Silesia
Silesia
has been part of (chronologically) Greater Moravia, the Duchy of Bohemia, the Piast Kingdom of Poland, again of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
Lands of the Bohemian Crown
and the Holy Roman Empire, as well as of the Habsburg Monarchy
Habsburg Monarchy
from 1526. In 1742 the bulk of Upper Silesia
Silesia
was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia, and in 1871 it became part of the German Empire
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East Prussia
East Prussia
Prussia
(German: Ostpreußen, pronounced [ˈɔstˌpʁɔʏsən] ( listen); Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Lithuanian: Rytų Prūsija; Latin: Borussia orientalis; Russian: Восточная Пруссия) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia
Prussia
from 1773 to 1829 and again from 1878 (with the Kingdom itself being part of the German Empire
German Empire
from 1871); following World War I
World War I
it formed part of the Weimar Republic's Free State of Prussia, until 1945. Its capital city was Königsberg
Königsberg
(present-day Kaliningrad). East Prussia
Prussia
was the main part of the region of Prussia
Prussia
along the southeastern Baltic Coast.[1] East Prussia
Prussia
enclosed the bulk of the ancestral lands of the Baltic Old Prussians
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Josef Wagner (Gauleiter)
Josef Wagner (12 January 1899 – 22 April or 2 May 1945) was from 1928 the Nazi Gauleiter
Gauleiter
of the Gau of Westphalia-South, and as of January 1935 also of the Gau of Silesia. In 1942 he was expelled from the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
(NSDAP) and imprisoned by the Gestapo, dying at some point in 1945.Contents1 Early life and First World War 2 Joining the Nazis 3 Career in the time of the Third Reich 4 Dismissal and death 5 Selected works 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and First World War[edit] Josef Wagner was born in Algrange, Alsace-Lorraine, to miner Nikolaus Wagner. Beginning in the summer of 1913 he went to the teachers' seminary in Wittlich, and as of June 1917 he was a soldier at the Western Front during the First World War. There he ended up as a prisoner of war of the French, but managed to escape in 1918. In 1919 he returned to Germany
Germany
by way of Switzerland
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Pomerelia
Pomerelia
Pomerelia
(Latin: Pomerelia; German: Pomerellen, Pommerellen), also referred to as Eastern Pomerania
Pomerania
(Polish: Pomorze Wschodnie) or as Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Pomerania
Pomerania
(Polish: Pomorze Gdańskie), is a historical region in northern Poland. Pomerelia
Pomerelia
lay on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, west of the Vistula
Vistula
river and east of the Łeba river. Its biggest city was Gdańsk. Since 1999 the region has formed the core of the Pomeranian Voivodeship
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Occupation Of Poland (1939-1945)
A job, or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ("for a living"). Many people have multiple jobs (e.g., parent, homemaker, and employee). A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g., hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime (e.g., judges). An activity that requires a person's mental or physical effort is work (as in "a day's work"). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession. Typically, a job would be a subset of someone's career
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West Prussia
The Province of West Prussia
Prussia
(German: Provinz Westpreußen; Kashubian: Zôpadné Prësë; Polish: Prusy Zachodnie) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia
Kingdom of Prussia
from 1773 to 1824 and again from 1878 (with the Kingdom itself being part of the German Empire
German Empire
from 1871); it also briefly formed part of the Weimar Republic's Free State of Prussia until 1919/20. It was created out of the earlier Polish province of Royal Prussia
Royal Prussia
following the First Partition of Poland
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Danzig-West Prussia
The Reichsgau
Reichsgau
Danzig- West Prussia
West Prussia
(German: Reichsgau Danzig-Westpreussen) was a Nazi German province created on 8 October 1939 from annexed territory of the Free City of Danzig, the Greater Pomeranian Voivodship
Pomeranian Voivodship
(Polish Corridor), and the Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
West Prussia of Gau East Prussia. Before 2 November 1939, the Reichsgau
Reichsgau
was called Reichsgau
Reichsgau
West Prussia.[1] Though the name resembled the pre-1920 Prussian province of West Prussia, the territory was not identical
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