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Dear Heine, please do not write a sentence like "Krakow is a former German city". You should be very careful with such statements in articles about Polish regions and cities, because they easily lead to edit wars. In the case of Krakow it is clearly unacceptable to refer to the city as formerly German, since it was occupied from 1939 to 1945 by the Nazis, and did not belong to Germany before 1939. So I will revert your edit again. If you have something to tell about Krakow, please do so in the history section of that article. -- Cordyph 06:51, 10 Oct 2003 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I was wrong. Krakau was Austrian from 1846. And it was a German city 1939-45, occupied or not (a lot of "Polish" cities, like Posen, Breslau etc, are also occupied, for further reference) Heine
You should be informed a little bit more before changing the introduction of an article. Krakow was a Polish city from medieval times until 1795 (Partitions of Poland). It was then an Austrian city until 1918, before it became Polish again. As for your statement "it was a German city, occupied or not": In this way Paris and Oslo were German cities as well. Would you write "Paris is a former German city and has since 1945 been the capital of France"? That is ridiculous. Regarding your last statement: I hope that you won't throw oil on the fire here. - Cordyph 17:14, 10 Oct 2003 (UTC)