First anniversary of the General Government

German occupation - General Government
Fischer 56-58 | Michel 56-58 | Year of issue 1940

Nazi-Soviet population transfers in Volhynia.


56
Young girl (Marie Eppler)


57
Farmer's wife


58
Farmer

Glossary

Volhynien-Podolien, the Polish province of Wołyń (Volhynia), was incorporated into the Reichskommissariat Ukraine. In 1939, all of Volhynia territory was transferred to the Soviet Union. In the course of the Nazi-Soviet population transfers which followed this German-Soviet reconciliation, the German minority population of Volhynia migrated to Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany. The Nazi authorities later evacuated them.

Resources

Volhynia
Nazi-Soviet population transfers


Cancellation of Fischer 58