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Talk:Gdynia/Archive1

A few typos: Someone's working on this page right now. Rather than try and make changes at the same time, I'll leave these notes regarding typos: 1. "Many Gdynians also studied on other Tricity universities." should probably say "at other" 2. "The city was constructed later that the seaport." should say "than the" 3. "despite that the previous German name" "despite the fact that the"

feel free to my notes once the typos are fixed. :) --Krupo 05:08, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Bolding[edit]

Can anyone explain to me why the obscure name of Gidigen needs to be bold ? But not Gotternhaffen or the other name. I could understand the bolding in Gdansk but not for Gdynia since it is a Polish City and almost has no german connection except for a Village a long long time ago.24.2.152.139

Gdynia history[edit]

Since Gdynia used to be a village, wouldn't be better to refer to history of Pomerania in Gdynia History and mention only the facts that had meaning for Gdynia there?

The fact, that the province used to have rich past, doesn't really matter, if Gdynia wasn't any center at all. Cautious 07:54, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Remove most of the following paragraph: "Gdynia, as part of Eastern Pomerania, was part of the loose confederation of Slavic tribes that would later be called Poland from ca. 990–1308. After the Northern Crusades it became a state of the Teutonic Order (1308–1454/66), but afterwards fell to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1466–1772). At the Partitions of Poland of 1772 it was annexed into the Kingdom of Prussia (1772–1919), and as part of Prussia became part of the German Empire (1870–1919). After World War One it was assigned as part of the Polish Corridor to Poland (1919–1945), and was re-annexed by Nazi Germany at the start of World War Two in 1939. Gdynia finally became a part of modern Poland in 1945. Its name during the centuries it was under German rule was Gdingen. "

Focus only on facts, that had meaning for Gdynia itself. Cautious 08:09, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

So, if I get you right, it's the following paragraph that you want to remove?

Gdynia, as part of Eastern Pomerania, was part of the loose confederation of Slavic tribes that would later be called Poland from ca. 990–1308. After the Northern Crusades it became a state of the Teutonic Order (1308–1454/66), but afterwards fell to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1466–1772). At the Partitions of Poland of 1772 it was annexed into the Kingdom of Prussia (1772–1919), and as part of Prussia became part of the German Empire (1870–1919). After World War One it was assigned as part of the Polish Corridor to Poland (1919–1945), and was re-annexed by Nazi Germany at the start of World War Two in 1939. Gdynia finally became a part of modern Poland in 1945. Its name during the centuries it was under German rule was Gdingen.

--Ruhrjung 08:11, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Yes, with the reference to the history of the province. Of course, if i.e. Prussian King acted in Gdynia, we should mention it, but otherwise not. Cautious 08:16, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

OK, so what about the following?

Gdynia as a Pomeranian (Kashubian) fishers village is first mentioned in 1253, although Oksywie, now part of Gdynia, was mentioned even earlier in 1209. In the years 13821772 Gdynia belonged to the Cistercian abbey in Oliwa.
In 1870 Gdynia had some 1200 inhabitants. It was a popular tourist spot with several guesthouses, restaurants, cafes, a couple of brick houses and small harbour with pier for small trading ships. The first Kashubian mayor of Gdynia was Jan Radtke.
After the Treaty of Versailles (1919), Gdynia belonged to those parts of former Royal Prussia, that were transferred to the restaurated Poland and made the Pomeranian Voivodship. The neighboring Danzig (now: Gdansk), Poland's main seaport, was made the Free City of Danzig under the League of Nations.

--Ruhrjung 08:38, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Very good! However, Radtke was not a major, since Gdynia wasn't a city. What is the English/German/Polish titule for the chief of the village? Polish is wojt, the street is named: Wojta Radtkego.Cautious 09:30, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

No, Radtke was not a major, he was the Mayor of the village. (Wójt/Vogt: The term also denotes a mayor of a village).
--Jidu Boite (talk) 10:22, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Please do NOT promote the Nazi names[edit]

Ertz why do you feel the need to remove the fact that Gottenhafen was renamed during Nazi Occupation and why do you feel the need to bold the name of a 100% Polish City which almost has no German connection whatsoever ??

24.2.152.139 03:03, 6 Apr 2004 (UTC)

There is no need to discuss the Nazi times names in the header, or in the intro article. this is less importnant fact, and it is already discussed in the history section, below in the article. We don't have to promote the Nazi names in Wikipedia, and such promotional activity should be considered very rude and offensive. PolishPoliticians 02:27, 22 Jul 2004 (UTC)

When/where was the spelling Gotenhaven (with a 'v') used? Drutt (talk) 00:48, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Clod[edit]

Can someone explain what "clod" is intended to mean in this context? Wikipedia, dictionary.com, Google and my old paper dictionary are all drawing blanks, except to refer to lumps of dirt or people of similar intelligence to lumps of dirt. I don't think that's quite what we're on about here, though I might be wrong... in any case, there's got to be a better way to put it than "a large clod room".

Anyway, I've gone through and edited for grammar and a more encyclopaedic style -- I hope I haven't stepped on anybody's toes. JK 13:10, 25 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Sights and tourist attractions[edit]

Don't you think that plot Sights and tourist attractions should be higher ? It's just 6th point ! I think that this information is much more important and of course much more interesting than education, Sports and Politics... Maybe we should place this plot as 2nd or 3rd point ??? What are yours opinion ?


?[edit]

In 1938 Gdynia was the largest and most modern seaport on the Baltic Sea, Does this mean it overtook the Free City of Danzig? Or is there a technicality here?--155.247.166.29 10:08, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


Removed Nordeabank from companies headquartered in Gdynia[edit]

I forgot to add this in the edit history box thingy. Anyways, Nordeabanks headquarters is in Stockholm, Sweden. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.102.71.102 (talk) 17:34, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


U-boat base[edit]

As far as I know, Gotenhafen was use as a major U-boat training centre during WWII. In particular the 22nd and 27th Unterseebootsflottillen were here based. Perhaps this could be mentioned in the History section.

http://uboat.net/flotillas/22flo.htm http://uboat.net/flotillas/27flo.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.246.132.26 (talk) 10:51, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

in Polish....[edit]

Ludzie ! Czy wy naprawdę nie macie lepszych fotografii pięknego miasta Gdyni ? Więc je zróbcie, bo mi za was wstyd ! (dimitris/Ateny) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dimkoa (talkcontribs) 20:49, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Construction of the city[edit]

This section of the article is under-developed, compared to the preceding section Construction of the seaport. I propose to add the following, and then delete the out-of-place reference to the Baltic Institute.
A new railway station and the Post Office were completed. The State railways extended their lines, built bridges and also constructed a group of houses for their employees. Within a few years houses were built along some 10 miles of the road leading northward from the Free City of Danzig to Gdynia and beyond. Public institutions and private employers helped their staffs to build houses.
In 1933 a plan of development providing for a population of 250,000 was worked out by a special commission appointed by a government committee, in collaboration with the municipal authorities. By 1939 the population had grown to over 120,000. (Source is (ed) Michael Murray, Poland's Progress 1919-1939, John Murray, 1944, London pp64-6) Chrisemms (talk) 22:13, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Unsourced and Unfounded Allegations[edit]

... are made in the text, please remove or put references up. Thank you. --197.229.77.104 (talk) 20:18, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Companies headquartered...[edit]

Under "Economy": Sony, Reuters and Nordea certainly aren't headquartered in Gdynia as claimed, it's probably a nuance of English, I've added "or regional offices". I've assumed the companies listed actually have at least regional offices there but I haven't checked. The Economy section may be pointless if it's just a list of main employers. JohnHarris (talk) 10:37, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

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