Architecture and History and Their Representations in German Propaganda in the Reichsgau Wartheland

  • Aleksandra Paradowska (Autor/in)


The article sets out to describe the main ways with which architecture and urban planning were used for propaganda and Germanization purposes, the focus being on Warthegau. In the process, spatial planning was strictly combined with a particular economic programme and the replacement of local population. No other German-annexed territory witnessed so much deportations and extermination. The paper is divided into three sections, which discuss historical determinants, links with neighbouring administrative units, and different facets of modernization and its esthetic representations that can be traced in German spatial plans.