Date of Award

Summer 2006

Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

History, MA


School of Arts and Humanities

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Janet Brodie

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Hans J. Rindisbacher

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

William Jones

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This thesis will highlight a number of traumatic memories chronologically in the history of this city. The Versailles Conference will be the beginning of the tale of these two cities in the first chapter, Danzig before 1945. The history of the interwar years reveals a severe rift between Poland and Weimar Germany over the Free city of Danzig. German memory would remember the city 's nazification, the invasion by Germany and even the relative safety during the war as traumatic through a general feeling that Nazism had been forced upon German Danzigers, resulting in their own versions of victimhood.


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