• last update: 03-03-2017

In the rich historiography of the over thousand-year-old Gdańsk (Danzig), the military subjects are represented by a relatively small collection of publications. What is more, almost all studies presented so far describe only the war operations which took place in the city at the beginning of the 19th cent. or in 1939 and 1945. Meanwhile, no less interesting are the issues related to the very functioning of the city where army units were stationed for years, fortifications were erected and the military industry factories operated.

The research focuses on many subjects which are, to a lesser or greater degree, related to the widely perceived military character of Gdańsk. However, they primarily concern the operation of the garrison and the city in 1939-1945 (which is the subject of the doctoral dissertation currently in preparation).

Areas of research:

  • Structure and development of garrisons:

   Prussian garrison of the 1st Army Corp / I Armeekorps (1814-1890)

   Prussian garrison of the 17th Army Corp / XVII Armeekorps (1890-1919)

   German garrison (Wehrmacht) in 1939-1945

   and, to a limited degree, the Polish garrison in 1945-1949

  • Impact of the army on the city life: urban development, economic, cultural and sport life
  • History of individual military buildings: barracks, storage houses, training areas and shooting grounds, headquarters of military administration units, hospitals, churches and garrison cemeteries
  • Military and war monuments
  • Fortifications of Gdańsk – in particular, Góra Gradowa (Hagelsberg) and Biskupia Górka (Bischofsberg)
  • The Triple Entente armed forces in Gdańsk (February-November 1920)
  • Military traditions, histories of military buildings after 1920.
  • War operations in September 1939, with special focus on the battle for the Polish Post Office at Heveliusplatz (September 1)
  • Battle of Gdańsk and the nearby area in March 1945.