Schneidemühl, Refugee Camp, German Refugees (c. 1920-25)


After the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, Germany ceded parts of the provinces of Posen and Western Prussia to Poland. In 1922, the capital of the new  boundary region Westpreußen-Posen was moved west, to Schneidemühl (today: Piła). Many German refugees from the former German territories fled west were sheltered in the Schneidemühl refugee camp.


Source: Schneidemühl (Grenzmark Posen Westpreussen), refugee camp, German refugees, c. 1920-25. Photographer unknown. Bild 137: Fonds: Deutsches Ausland Institut. Bundesarchiv Bild 137-037540.

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Schneidemühl, Refugee Camp, German Refugees (c. 1920-25), published in: German History Intersections, <> [September 01, 2023].