PROBLEMS OF THE 'VOLKSLISTA' IN POLISH POLICIES TOWARDS SILESIANS IN THE AFTERMATH OF WWII (Problem II grupy 'Volkslisty' w polityce wobec ludnosci autochtonicznej w województwie slaskim po..II wojny swiatowej)
Those inhabitants of the pre-war Silesian district registered by Nazi occupying forces into the group II DVL were thus arbitrary declared as ethnic Germans. In the aftermath of WW II, Polish communist authorities followed suit. The regularization and accommodation of these people status - on legal, moral and practical levels - was marked by deep problems in the domain of ethnic relations. A lot of errors and ills have been then committed. Overall, policies that were applied were aimed at isolating, marginalizing and discriminating that group. People who witnessed the German occupation in Upper Silesia called for restraint and careful approach to people who were registered not only into the group II but on any 'volklist'. But this point of view wasn't dominant. People who spent the war outside the region, did not understand in full the complex conditions in the Upper Silesia, hence were treating everyone on these lists as traitors and Germans. Most discriminatory and oppressive policies applied concerned forced removal and confiscation of property.
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