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German Map of Poland 1942

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On German maps “Poland” disappeared as a geopolitical entity. Annexed territories (shaded dark gray): Danzig and northwestern lands were incorporated into the German provinces of Danzig, West Prussia, and East Prussia, and southwestern lands, including Auschwitz, into Upper Silesia. Western Poland, including Lodz, became a new German province, the “Wartheland.” The Bialystok district (shaded light grey) became a quasi-incorporated area. The rest of eastern Poland under German administration (shaded light grey) was merged with the German occupied Baltic states and Soviet Union into a “Reichskommissariat Ostland” (in the north) and a “Reichskommis-sariat Ukraine” (in the south).