Problem osadnictwa w Gdańsku w pierwszych latach po zakończeniu drugiej wojny światowej
The Problem of Settlement in Gdańsk in the First Years After the End of WWII
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The article discusses the problem the mass settlement in Gdańsk, which in the first years after the end of WWII started a new period in the history of the city. For the majority of Poles Gdańsk was a Polish city, which should belong to Poland. That is why it was often chosen as the destination for migrations. The article presents the organizational foundations of the settlement action, its course and the dynamics of the process of populating the city in the first post-war years. Apart from indicating the centres of the authority and institutions involved in the settlement process in Gdańsk, the article presents factors affecting the settlement potential in the city. One of the most important questions was the search for rooms and flats for Polish settlers and chaos resulting from the fact of various housing committees competing for dwellings for their workers. The last part of the article shows the dynamics of the settlement in terms of the statistical development and the territorial origin of Gdansk inhabitants.
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