Broadside, "Wenn wir polnisch würden--" on National Elections in Germany, [1919?].

Broadside, Danzig (=Gdansk, Poland), circa 1919: "Wenn wir polnisch würden--" (=If we were to become Polish). Raises the specter of the loss of German culture and German way of life under a Polish regime; contains anti-Polish sentiment. No author identified. Printed by Danziger Allgemeine Zeitung, Danzig. Pencilled note at top: "Flugblatt aus Ostpreussen" (=flier from East Prussia), dated 1919. 1 leaf, printed both sides (31 x 23.8 cm.).  From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.

Automated translation. Confirmation from Deutsches Historisches Museum's catalog record, [GOS-Nr. D2Z22026]:  "Original title: 'If we would polish - then go well ...'  Anti Polish nationalist appeal on the occasion of the election for the National Assembly and the referendum with list of consequences in the event of annexation of West Prussia to Poland."
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Language: German
Published: Danzig : Danziger Allgemeine Zeitung. 1919
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