The fate of the German settlers along the Vistula and in Central Poland always has been influenced by the general German-Polish relations and by the events of European history.
The following three time lines should give an overview over historic events and the political and economic backgrounds.
They cover the periods
The main sources for these time lines are German and English articles from Wikipedia (see www.wikipedia.org) and the following publications:
Knight of the Teutonic Order
Breyer, Albert: Deutsche Gaue in Mittelpolen
Mielke, Emil: Schlonsk
Penner, Horst: Ansiedlung mennonitischer Niederländer im Weichselmündungsgebiet
Rogall, Joachim: Die Deutschen im Posener Land und in Mittelpolen
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