Bloc of National Minorities

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Bloc of National Minorities
Founded 1922
Dissolved 1930
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Ideology Minority politics,
Ethnic minority interests,
Regionalism,
Federalism
Political position Centre
Politics of Poland
Political parties
Elections

Blok Mniejszości Narodowych (Polish pronunciation: [ˈblɔɡ mɲɛjˈʂɔɕtɕi narɔˈdɔvɨx], BMN; English: Bloc of National Minorities; Belarusian: Блёк нацыянальных меньшасьцяў, Bliok nacyjanałnych mieńšaściaŭ; Ukrainian: Блок національних меншин, Blok Natsional'nykh Menshyn; German: Block der Nationalen Minderheiten; Yiddish: בלאָק פון נאַשאַנאַל מינאָריטיעס, Blok fon Nashonal Minorities), was a political party in the Second Polish Republic, representing a coalition of various ethnic minorities in Poland, primarily Ukrainians, Belarusians, Jews and Germans. The Bloc was co-founded by Yitzhak Gruenbaum, a Polish-Jewish politician. BMN took part in the Polish legislative election, 1922, Polish legislative election, 1928 and Polish legislative election, 1930, doing very well in the 1922 elections (19.5% and the second largest party) and '28 elections (14% and the third largest party). In 1930 elections which were considered not free, it fared poorly (3% and the ninth largest party). In the political shakedown following the 1930 elections, the Bloc was dissolved.

In the Second Polish Republic, ethnic minorities constituted 1/3 of total population.

Notable members[edit]

Belarusians[edit]

Germans[edit]

Heinrich Greitzer Adolf Rause Karl Wilhelm Lutticher

Jews[edit]

Ukrainians[edit]

Volodomyr Turchyniv, Oleksii Sorydychiv, Oleksander Syntyvich

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