meine Großmutter erhielt 1940 eine Stelle als Lehrerin in Friedenshütte (Nowy Bytom) und 1943 in Ruda.
Beide Orte gehörten bis 1939 zu Polen. Und natürlich hatte es bis 1939 dort polnische Lehrer gegeben. Was ist mit den polnischen Lehrern in Ost-Oberschlesien geschehen. Wurden sie „nur” entlassen oder haben sie als Angehörige der polnischen „Intelligenzija” Schlimmeres erlebt?
In 1940, my grandmother became a teacher at a school in Friedenshütte (Nowy Bytom) and in 1943, in Ruda.
Both places were in Poland before 1939. What happened to the teachers who have been there BEFORE my grandmother came there? Have they „only” lost their jobs or have they been punished (sent to a camp?) as members if the Polish Intelligentzija?
thank you very much for your answer and the internet links. I am surprised that the English Wikipedia contains much more information about Silesia and Poland in 1939/40 than the German Wikipedia. Well …
The information is sufficient to understand that my grandmother obviously became a teacher in Friedenshütte after (probably) the former (Polish) teacher had been kicked off or maybe captured or even killed … Sad Polish-German history …
So I can understand a bit more that my grandmother herself was in an internment camp in 1945 (as member of the German occupation authorities, I think) and deported to Germany in late 1945.