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  Silesian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silesian (Upper Silesian) is spoken by the Silesian ethnic group (both Polish, Silesian and German nationalities) living in the region of Upper Silesia.
Silesian is spoken in the region of Silesia in south-western Poland and north-eastern Czech Republic and in several other places all around the world.
At present the Silesian is commonly spoken in the area between historical border of Silesia on the east, and line Sycow - Prudnik on the west, as well as in Rawicz area (Chazacy).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Silesian   (507 words)

 Silesian Voivodship: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cieszyn is a town in southern poland with 37,300 inhabitants (1995), situated in the silesian voivodship (since 1999), previously in bielsko-biala voivodship...
Wroclaw county (in polish powiat wrocawski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in the lower silesian voivodship in poland,...
The silesian uprisings (polish: powstania lskie) was a series of three military insurections (1919-1921) of the polish people in the upper...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/si/silesian_voivodship.htm   (2920 words)

 Silesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During this time most Silesian dukes, despite their ties with Poland, ruled small realms that were unable to unite with Poland and fell under Bohemian dominance or under Bohemian rule.
In 1335, Duke Henry VI of Wrocław and the Upper Silesian dukes recognized the overlordship of the king of Bohemia, John of Luxemburg.
Under the terms of the agreements at the Yalta Conference of 1944 and the Potsdam Agreement of 1945, German Silesia east of the rivers Oder (Odra) and Lusatian Neisse (Nysa Łużycka) was transferred to Poland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Silesia   (3775 words)

 Silesian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It must not be confused with the Silesian dialect of German (Lower Silesian) spoken by the Silesian people in the same region.
Silesian is spoken in the region of Silesia in south-western Poland and north-eastern Czech Republic and in a couple of place all around the world.
At present the Silesian is commonly spoken in the area between historical border of Silesia on the east, and line Sycow - Prudnik on the west.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/s/si/silesian.html   (402 words)

 Silesian Voivodship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silesia or Silesian Voivodship(1) is a administrative region and local government unit in Poland, established in 1999 out of Katowice, Czestochowa and Bielsko-Biala voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganisation Act of 1998 (effective 1 January 1999).
The Silesian Upland (Wyzyna Slaska) is situated in the central and the north western part, with the hills of the Krakowsko-Czestochowska Upland (Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska) in the northeastern area.
Strong links of the present Silesian voivodship (comprising area known as the Upper Silesia) with the Opole and Lower Silesian Voivodships is justified and motivated by historical identity of the Duchy of Silesia (Ksiestwo Slaskie) divided in the 13th century into the Upper and Lower Silesia.
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 Origin and Historical Background
To organise the Silesian University of Technology, the Minister of Education appointed Prof Władysław Kuczewski, MSc, Eng, an outstanding specialist in industry, who was then acting as the Rector of the Warsaw Technical University in its temporary seat in Lublin.
Although there is no legal basis (the decree concerning the establishment of the Silesian University of Technology was introduced on 11 June 1945), the inauguration ceremony which took place on 5 June 1945 at the University Faculties is regarded as the first inauguration of the academic year at the Silesian University of Technology.
The Silesian University of Technology was at its best in the 1970s and 1980s when it was home to nearly 20,000 students at 15 faculties and 16 departments, and a total of 5,631 employees, including 2,224 university teachers and 3,407 technical and administrative staff.
www.polsl.pl /alma.mater/ogolne/history.html   (5243 words)

 Silesian Museum - History
In 1924 the Society of Museum of Silesian Land was brought into being with the main purpose - collecting of objects of the spiritual and material culture formed in this land.
Józef Matuszczak, a prewar employee at the Silesian Museum in Katowice and also the head of the Department of Museums and Protection of Relics of the Past at the Silesia-Dšbrowa Provincial Office in 1945.
The Silesian Museum in Bytom continued the work and traditions of the Silesian Museum in Katowice presenting, among other, exhibitions dealing with the Silesian Uprisings and the plebiscite, the gallery of Polish painting of the XIX and XX centuries and also Silesian church art.
www.muzeumslaskie.art.pl /ang/muzeum.htm   (565 words)

 Slezan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Self-evidently this distinction concurs with the RTC-Bohemian border, and it is caused primarily by practical reasons: the Silesians at the Bohemian side of the border had to cope with Bohemian typewriters and printing presses, while those at the other side had to content themselves with Venedic material.
In Bohemia, Silesian parties had existed already for a longer time: the social-democratic Slezana Partia de Laboratoře i Minaři (Silesian Workers' and Miners' Party) was founded as early as the 1870s, but during its entire existence it was always more like a regional party than a national one.
The DMS became the first Silesian political organisation to operate both in Bohemia and in the RTC; it incorporates the remnants of both the LS and the SPD, is represented in both parliaments, and in a way it can be seen as the “political arm” of the afore-mentioned KLS.
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 Poles Apart In Silesia, Poland. Silesian Polish German relationhships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 2002, the autonomy movement made headlines by achieving official recognition of the Silesian nationality, specifically the right to be listed in the national census conducted that year.
Their chief argument was the 173,000 declarations of Silesian nationality in the census.
"It is beyond discussion that the Silesian dialect is a dialect of Polish that survived centuries in an archaic state,” linguistics professor Jan Miodek wrote in the Silesian edition of Gazeta Wyborcza.
www.masterpage.com.pl /outlook/polesapart.html   (1840 words)

 The Silesian Region of Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silesian Germans were deported and replaced mainly by the Poles who had to leave their homes in eastern Poland, annexed by the Soviet Union.
In 1977 the Silesian town of Wisla became the birthplace of Adam Malysz, the best ski jumper Poland has ever had.
This is the biggest natural amphitheatre in Europe, built in the 1930s by the Nazi to host party meetings and commemorate the Germans killed in the Third Silesian Uprising.
www.masterpage.com.pl /resource/silesia.html   (1003 words)

 Silesian String Quartet - Biography
The Silesian Quartet was founded in 1978 by the graduates of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.
The Silesian Quartet was awarded at the Contemporary Music Competition in Kraków (1979), the Poznań Music Spring (1981), and at the UNESCO International Composers´ Rostrum for the Recording of quartets by Eugeniusz Knapik (1984) and Aleksander Lasoń (1988).
In 1993, the Silesian Quartet launched an annual chamber music festival in Palace Rybna (since 2004 in Radio Katowice) held under the motto "Silesian Quartet and its guests".
www.silesian-quartet.art.pl /biography.htm   (321 words)

 Silesian Museum - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1998 the Silesian Museum was honoured with Grand Prix for the exhibition Nomads of Ukraina - gold of steppes.
The Silesian Museum is also the editor of monographies of Silesian history and culture, as well as dissertations and scientific studies written by workers of the Museum and connecting with their research interests.
The second one - Catalogues of collections of the Silesian Museum was inaugurateded by Polish painting 1800 - 1939 by Zofia Krzykowska.
www.muzeumslaskie.art.pl /ang/muzeum-5.htm   (364 words)

 :ICE: Insight Central Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Silesian dialect differs to a large extent from standard Polish in terms of pronunciation, intonation and vocabulary, of which a significant part has German roots.
Silesian language and traditions are cultivated in hundreds of thousands of families of southern Poland.
As of next month, access to Silesian media will be wider as the regional centre of Polish State TV in Katowice, the capital of Upper Silesia, is launching regular programmes in Silesian following the success of a number of pilot ones.
incentraleurope.radio.cz /ice/issue/64318   (2856 words)

 Silesian Autonomy Movement - Ruch Autonomi Slaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nonetheless, founder-members of a minority movement, the Union of Population of Silesian Nationality, had to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights after the Polish Supreme Court ruled in 1998 that a Silesian nation does not exist.
Under the communist regime/1945-1989/ the Silesian were either forced to leave their motherland or become Polish.
Nowadays the Silesian Autonomy Movement, the Upper Silesians‘ Association and the Silesian Academic Association are very active movements advocating autonomy for Silesia.
www.republikasilesia.com /RAS   (920 words)

 Silesian House In Krakow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
- The Silesian House or in Polish, Dom Slaski was build in 1936, just shortly before the war broke out in 1939.
The Silesian House as the name might imply, was meant as a place of integration for the Silesian population in Poland.
The cells have been preserved as they were and the upper floors contain an exhibition covering the years of Nazi terror from 1939 to 1945.
www.silentwall.com /Silesian.html   (526 words)

 Lower Silesian Voivodship: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
...the Upper Silesia) with the Opole and Lower Silesian Voivodships is justified andmotivated by historical identity of...into the Upper and Lower Silesia.
The Silesian voivodship has the highest population density in...
...Lower Silesian Voivodship Lower Silesian Voivodship The Lower Silesian...is Polish for Lower Silesia.
www.encyclopedian.com /lo/Lower-Silesian-Voivodship.html   (236 words)

 School of Business Administration in Karvina, Department of Foreign Affairs - Basic Information, Structure, Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Silesian University is one of the newest universities in the Czech Republic.
The Silesian University is divided into three educational units: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Mathematical Institute in Opava, and the School of Business Administration (SBA), located in Karvina (approximately 50 km away from Opava).
Opava is the historical centre of the Czech part of Silesia - a region in the Northeast of the Czech Republic.
www.opf.slu.cz /ozs/sba.htm   (559 words)

 Katowice travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nowadays Katowice has also a rich cultural life with theatres, the Silesian Philharmonic, the Silesian Museum and famous concert hall is known as the Spodek.
The city is at the intersection of major road and rail routes connecting Poland to the rest of Europe in all directions, with Katowice International Airport in nearby Pyrzowice.
Silesian Theatre of Doll and Actor Ateneum 10 Sw.
wikitravel.org /en/Katowice   (2959 words)

 Silesian articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Causes of the War The war broke out when, on the strength of the pragmatic sanction of 1713, the Austrian archduchess Maria Theresa succeeded her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, as ruler of the
Opitz, Martin OPITZ, MARTIN [Opitz, Martin], 1597-1639, leader of the Silesian school of German poetry.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Silesian   (430 words)

 Upper Silesian Narrow Gauge Railways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
were the backbone of the internal transportation system of Upper Silesian industrial region since the middle of XIXth century.
In 2002 community of Bytom becomes the owner of the most important part of the railway, while the Upper Silesian Narrow Gauge Association (SGKW) becomes the operator.
Railway Museum is located in Bytom-Rozbark, inside monumental Repairing Workshops, the biggest narrow gauge workshops in Europe.
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 Polish culture: National Museum in Wroclaw
The Wroclaw National Museum is housed in a building designed by K. Endell in the Dutch Neo-Renaissance style and constructed in 1883-6, the seat of the Silesian Regency until 1939.
Opened in 1946 as a State Museum, it was given the profile-defining name of the Silesian Museum in 1950 and was elevated to the status of a National Museum in 1970.
Permanent exhibitions: "Silesian Stone Sculpture of the Twelfth through Fifteenth Century"; "Silesian Art of the Fourteenth to Sixteenth Century"; "Silesian Art of the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Century"; "Polish Art of the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Century"; "Polish Modern Art"; "Magdalena Abakanowicz"; "Silesian Tombstone Sculpture of the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Century" (exhibited in St Mary Magdalene Church).
www.culture.pl /en/culture/artykuly/in_mu_narodowe_wroclaw   (442 words)

 Requests for new languages - Meta
Silesian is not a dialect of Standard German.
When there will be one way of writting silesian words and you will choose one kind of silesian as an official silesian wiki language i will support this idea, but i don't this that it's possible right now.
However, I don't understand why the Silesian speakers are experimenting on the Polish wiki instead of creating a test-wiki on Meta, as it is usually the case.
meta.wikimedia.org /wiki/Requests_for_new_languages   (12007 words)

 Silesian Workshops of Documentary Photography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Currently it's divided into three voivodships (provinces): Lower Silesian Voivodship with Wrocaw as capital, Opole Voivodshiop in the center and the industrial Silesian Voivodship occupying the majority of historical Upper Silesia.
Upper Silesia's early history is highly uncertain, what we know though is that by the year 990 it became a part of the growing polish state.
By the middle of the XIV-th century the majority of the small silesian principalities came under the influence of the Czech kings and were later incorporated into the kingdom.
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 GoPoland! Web Travel Guide to Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silesia - named for two isolated peaks used as a worshipping ground by the Celts - has exchanged hands over the centuries: initially part of the first Polish nation, it then slowly merged with Bohemia to its south (as Sleszko), then became part of Austria and eventually part of Prussia to its west (as Schlesien).
Given its many masters over the years, the inhabitants are commonly bilingual and tend to think of themselves as Silesians first.
As in northern Poland, the German influence and interest in the region is apparent today: Karkonosze was and is becoming again a popular holiday spot, and the former home of the Nobel laureate Gerhart Hauptmann is in Silesia (Jagniatkow).
www.gopoland.com /wheretogo/regions/silesia.shtml   (251 words)

 How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
One section of the USW empire was the Consolidated Silesian Steel Corporation and the Upper Silesian Coal and Steel Company located in the Silesian section of Poland.
Consolidated Silesian Steel Corporation was located near the Polish town of Oswiecim, one of Poland's richest mineral regions.
The Bush-managed Consolidated Silesian Steel Corporation was located near the Polish town of Oswiecim -- re-named Auschwitz by the German conquerors -- and I.
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