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Poster: Danzig is German

Polish access to the sea

The Free City of Danzig was a predominately German area with a very large polish minority. It included Danzig and its port as well as a narrow corridor that ran from Poland to the Baltic Sea. It had all been a part of the former German Empire.

This area was designated as "free" by the Treaty of Versailles in order to keep Germans under control, and to safeguard access to sea by the Poles. A provisional government had been set up by the League of Nations after WWI.

When Nazi-Germany invaded Poland, Danzig was declared a part of Germany and the Free City was abolished.

Nazi poster persuading citizens of Danzig to accept German occupation. "Danzig is German."

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