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Die Rolle der Korperkultur im Versohnungsprozess zwischen Deutschland und Polen

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The role of the physical culture in the reconciliation between Germany and Poland
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Based on the political situation in Nazi Germany, the German-Polish relations began to deteriorate in 1933. A good relationship between ethnic German citizens and the Polish population was visible, when nationalistic forces delivered their hostility on both sides. After World War II one could first state certain normality between East Germany and Poland. Only from the 70’s relations with West Germany became substantially better. After the reunion of Germany (1989), after participation of Poland in the NATO and the EU, the climate improved in all areas between Germany and Poland. Beside the German-Polish economic, cultural and educational exchange, the sport became among others an important reconciliation factor for the crossborder cooperation. At Polish and German universities (e.g., the university of Poznan, “Viadrina” university of Frankfurt / O., FNP and PAN) an active study exchange is maintained. This results in sports academies in Drzonkow, multi-purpose sports halls in Cottbus, Forst and Münchhofe. An active cooperation between the city sport alliance of Cottbus and the sports club of Zielona-Gora are to be registered, according to the motto: „Athletes know no boundaries“.
  • Deutsch-Polnisches Jugendwerk, hier: Geschäftsbericht 2011
  • Europa-Universität Viadrina, aus: Wikipedia, freie Enzyklopädie, 2012
  • Hessler, Jakob: Memoiren, Irfersgrün 1955
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