Wartime Allied Negotiations
The initial stage of post-war planning, in so far as it concerns Lower Silesia, took place from early 1942 when the initial British proposals were articulated to the end of 1944 when the mature policies of both the Americans and British were dashed by the demise of their objectives for Poland. The fate of Lower Silesia and the other eastern regions of Germany hinged largely on the more important and complicated deliberations over Poland by all the Allies during this time. Specifically, the debate amongst the Western powers, the Polish Exile government in London, the Soviet Union and its Polish subordinates over the Curzon line as the future Polish—Soviet frontier had a direct bearing on the ever-increasing calls for compensation in the west at Germany’s expense.
KeywordsPolish Government Soviet Leadership Territorial Claim Minor Concession German Territory
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