publication . Article . 2004

The View of Lithuanian Statehood Held by the Polish Underground During 1939–1944

Arūnas Bubnys;
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  • Published: 30 Nov 2004 Journal: Lithuanian historical studies, volume 2,006, pages 57-73 (issn: 1392-2343, Copyright policy)
The article investigates the attitudes of Polish underground actors towards the statehood of Lithuania, its territorial integrity, and Lithuanian-Polish relations during the World War II. The author draws the conclusion that Polish underground political structures expressed a hostile and prejudiced attitude towards Lithuania. All the blame and responsibility for bad mutual relations is put on Lithuania and Lithuanians. Polish underground actors living in Vilnija were extremely hostile towards Lithuania. Official policy of Poland towards Lithuania was much more favourable than the plans of "re-education" of Lithuanians created by local Polish actors. Polish emigr...
free text keywords: Lithuania, Lithuanian, language.human_language, language, Political science, Economic history
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