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Germans in Wrocław: “Ethnic minority” versus hybrid identity. Historical context and urban milieu

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After 1945, German Breslau was transformed into Ur-Polish Wrocław at Stalin’s behest. Most of the remaining prewar population was expelled, and a stable population of a few hundred with German ethnic background is estimated to have lived in the city since then. This paper is based on qualitative analysis of 30 oral history interviews from among the self-defined German minority. It pays close attention to historical context, urban milieu, and salient narratives of identity as shaping forces, w...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Grant:
“Sub-Cultures as Integrative Forces in East-Central Europe, c. 1900-present,” project number: CARWBV00 (University of Oxford, 2012–2016
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Nationalities Papers More from this journal
Publication date:
2017-03-10
Acceptance date:
2016-08-25
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EISSN:
1465-3923
ISSN:
0090-5992
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pubs:686639
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uuid:6b565978-333c-46a1-a264-e6370280b6b8
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pubs:686639
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686639
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2017-03-22

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