Limbo No More German Poles to Vote in Upcoming Election

A decision by Germany's high court means that Poles with German ancestry can now take part in September's general election via absentee ballot. For many members of the minority group, the change is of huge symbolic importance.
Von Friederike Heine
The vast majority of ethnic Germans live the southwestern Polish region of Silesia, where the German language is still spoken.

The vast majority of ethnic Germans live the southwestern Polish region of Silesia, where the German language is still spoken.

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