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Provinz West Prussia Congress Poland
First posted on November 29th 2007, last revised on August 27th 2008








Lithuania . Oblast Kaliningrad, Poland
Memelland 1920-1939
Germany 1871-1945
Prussia 1648-1947 . Royal Prussia 1466-1772

In 1824 the provinces of East Prussia and West Prussia were placed under one common president; in 1829 both provinces were merged to form the Province of Prussia. In 1878 it was split again, the Provinces of East and West Prussia reestablished. In 1919 the Memelland was separated from Germany, and in 1923 annexed by Lithuania. The Plebiscite Area Marienwerder opted for remaining with Germany and was integrated into the Province East Prussia. In 1945 the Memelland was returned to (now Soviet) Lithuania, the remainder of East Prussia divided between Poland and the Russian Republic; the Russian share now being called Oblast Kaliningrad. The ethnic German population was expelled.

Historic Encyclopedias on East Prussia (1857-1914)








WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Article East Prussia from Wikipedia
Article Ostpreussen from Wikipedia German edition
Preussen : Provinz Ostpreussen, from Verwaltungsgeschichte by M. Rademacher, in German
Preussen : Provinz Ostpreussen, from Deutsche Schutzgebiete, in German
Provinz Ostpreussen, from Preussen Web, in German
Links, on History Clio Online, keyword Ostpeussen; German language History Portal
Kategorie : Ostpreussen, from Wikipedia German edition
Historical Dictionary Preussen Web, in German
Historical Maps Administrative Structures in Prussia 1818-1938, from IEG Maps
Prussia 1789, by Thomas Höckmann
City Panoramas 19th Century, from Historic Maps, Königsberg 1845
City Panoramas 1750, from Historic Maps, Königsberg
City maps Königsberg 1906, from Discus Media
Map Königsberg (Meyers, 5th ed. 1885-1892), from Hic Leones
Language Map East Prussia (Andrees Handatlas 6th edition 1914, 7th edition 1921, *th edition 1924-1925), posted by M. Witkam
Maps : Province East Prussia, Regierungsbezirk Königsberg, Regierungsbezirk Gumbinnen, (Carl Flemming, Hand-Atlas des Preussischen Staates, Glogau : 1st edition 1846), posted by M. Witkam
Map : East Prussia (Sohrs Hand-Atlas 1st edition 1844; Sohr-Berghaus, 4th edition 1847) posted by M. Witkam
Timelines
Accounts of History Article East Prussia from Wikipedia
Article Ostpreussen from Wikipedia German edition
Provinz Ostpreussen, from Preussen Web, in German
Encyclopedia Articles Article Ermland, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907
Article Königsberg, from Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906
Article East Prussia, Konigsberg, Memel, Tilsit, Pillau, Allenstein-Marienwerder, from EB 1911
Articles Ostpreussen, Samland, Ermeland, Allenstein, Braunsberg, Frauenburg, Königsberg, Memel, Pillau, Tilsit, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Articles Ostpreussen, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Königsberg, posted by DTBSWS
J. Chr. Nelckenbrecher, Taschenbuch eines Banquiers und Kaufmanns enthaltend eine Erklärung aller ein- und ausländischen Münzen ..., Berlin : Wever 1769, in German, entries Königsberg, posted by DTBSWS
Economy
Ethnography Article Lithuania Minor, Flight and Expulsion of the Germans during and after WW II, from Wikipedia
Articles Masuren (Volk), Vertreibung, Kleinlitauen, from Wikipedia German edition
Religion Article Evangelische Kirche der Union, Erzbistum Ermland, from Wikipedia German edition
Juden in Ostpreussen
Regions Articles Klaipeda Region, Lithuania Minor, Warmia, from Wikipedia
Articles Kleinlitauen, Ermland, Memelland, Samland, Ermland-Masuren (Pr. Oberland), Masuren, from Wikipedia German edition
Cities Orte in Ostpreussen (Index of Placenames, in German)
Articles Kaliningrad : History, Olsztyn : History, Braniewo : History, Frombork : History, Klaipeda : History, Baltiysk : History (Pillau), Sovetsk : History of Tilsit, from Wikipedia
Articles Königsberg (Preussen), Olsztyn : Geschichte (Allenstein), Braniewo : Geschichte (Braunsberg), Elblag : Geschichte (Elbing), Frombork : History (Frauenburg), Klaipeda : Geschichte (Memel), Baltijsk : Geschichte (Pillau), Sowetsk : Geschichte (Tilsit), from Wikipedia German edition
Structures, Institutions Structurae : Warmian-Masurian Voivodship
Bibliographies Ostpreussen, from Bibscout
Historia Borussiae, p.495 in vol.8 of J.D. Reuss, Repertorium commentationum a societatibus litterariis editarum, 1810, GB
Biographies
Others

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen
Population Figures Germany : Historical Demographic Data for Administrative Divisions before 1950, from Population Statistics
Population Preussen : Ostpreussen 1816-1914, from HGIS
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Herder-Institut : Bildarchiv
Bildarchiv Ostpreussen
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Accidental Collections Wikimedia Commons
Universal Collections
Items on East Prussia
Documents Die preussischen Provinzen und ihre Verfassungsordnung, 1815-1933 (The Prussian Provinces and Their Constitutional Order), from Verfassungen.de, in German
Provinz Ostpreussen, from Gemeindeverzeichnis 1900 (Index of Municipalities), in German
Documents : Newspaper Entries Simplicissimus 1896-1944, Index (pp.49-51), Volumes 3 cartoons on Ostpreussen, further ones on East Prussian cities; in German
New York Times Archive 1851-1980, has 6,802 articles on East Prussia, not all relevant
Periodika, from Digitales Forum Mittel- und Osteuropa, German language historical periodicals from Central and Eastern Europe
Historical Statistics Ostpreussen, Production of Iron Ore, Pig Iron, Steel, 1850-1914, from HGIS
Archives
State Symbols Flag Province of East Prussia 1882-1935, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Hic Leones

PRINTED REFERENCE
Online Libraries Digitale Texte im Seminar für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Univ. Köln; many 19th century texts, mostly in German
Gutenberg Library Online, keyword Prussia
Online Journals full text online
contents online Magazine Stacks : Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission für ost- und westpreussische Landesforschung
General Accounts Hartmut Boockmann, Deutsche Geschichte im Osten Europas : Ostpreussen und Westpreussen (German History in Europe's East : East and West Prussia), Siedler 1992, in German [G]
Handbook, Yearbook entries Territorien-Ploetz : Geschichte der Deutschen Länder, Vol.1, Würzburg 1964 [G]