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General Government District Command (of Germany)

The General Government (Generalgouvernement) was the administrative leadership formed en tandem with occupying German armed forces (particularly in Poland) during World War II. In Poland for example, the German Eastern Command of the Armed Forces initially divided the nation into three districts-- East Prussia, Germanic-Poland, and the General Government with its capital at Kraków. While the General Government was directed by Germany it was technically considered a separate national administration complete with its own police, judicial system, monetary unit, military command and social organizations.

Sources & Citations

Thomas, S. (2021). Through an ethnic prism: Germans, Czechs and the Creation of Czechoslovakia. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, GmbH (German administration of Prague)
Zander, P. G. (2020). Fascism Through History: Culture, Ideology, and Daily Life. ABC-CLIO, LLC. (P. 175, Germanization, Vol. 1)
Williamson, D. G. (2012). The Polish underground 1939-1947. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books. (Kraków as General Government capital)