Why Do Poland’s Germans Speak in Silesian?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


The Germans of Upper Silesia constitute present-day Poland’s largest recognised minority. Yet, they speak Silesian, not German. Meanwhile, the country’s de dacto largest minority, the Silesians remains unrecognized and suppressed.
Organizers: Adam Kubik and Clemens Bellut
Period10 May 2022
Held atArtes Liberales, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • German minority
  • Silesians
  • Poland
  • German language
  • Silesian language
  • language politics