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Danzig 1932 5 Pfennig

The Free City of Danzig (German: Freie Stadt Danzig; Polish: Wolne Miasto Gdańsk) was a semi-autonomous city-state that existed between 1920 and 1939, consisting of the Baltic Sea port of Danzig (today Gdańsk) and surrounding areas.The Free City was created on 15 November 1920, in accordance with the terms of Part III, Section XI of the Treaty of Versailles of 1919 without a plebiscite. The Free City included the city of Danzig and over two hundred nearby towns, villages, and settlements.
In 1933, the City's government was taken over by the local Nazi Party and the democratic opposition was suppressed. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Free City was abolished and incorporated into the newly formed Reichsgau of Danzig-West Prussia. Widespread anti-Semitic and anti-Polish discrimination and organized murder followed.       After the city's conquest by the Soviet Army in the early months of 1945, large numbers of ethnic German citizens of the former Free City of Danzig were forced to leave (expelled). The city was subsequently put under Polish administration by the Allied Potsdam Agreement, and Polish settlers were brought in to replace the German population.


Danzig 1932  5 PfennigDanzig 1932  5 Pfennig
Item #: 6
Price: $20.00 (USD)
Status: Available
Number in stock: 1
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Last update: 8 years ago
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