A language that forgot itself
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In this essay, as a background, I reflect on how the German language was liquidated in post-1945 Poland’s region of Upper Silesia where nowadays the country’s German minority is concentrated. But the main focus is on the irony that neither this language, nor a genuine German minority education system has been revived during the last quarter of a century that has elapsed since the fall of communism in 1989, despite promises to the contrary.
Kamusella , T D 2014 , ' A language that forgot itself ' , Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe , vol. 13 , no. 4 , pp. 129-138 .
Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe
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