My Grandfather was born in Memel. He fled October 1944. Glad to see that the city looks quite clean and still very interesting. Do you have any further information relating to the reconstruction plans of the church?
Did that part of Western Prussia have a Polish majority during the interwar period? Definately. Did Germans stand for only 10% of the population? Highly unlikely, certainly if mass emigration and/or population transfers were not involved after the WW1. In 1910 around 30-40% of the population of the future corridor were German-speaking and it's hard to believe that most of the these people *disappeard* before the 1931 census was held.In 1931 the proportion of Germans in Pomerania (where the Corridor was located) was 10.09% (190,324).
Very probable, my mother's family (mixed, Polish-German) lived in Eastern Prussia even before the WW2 (nearby Elbing and Allenstein) and from what I heard many of the settlements/villages in the rural areas were Polish-speaking as well.Btw, the number of ethnic Poles in East Prussia (part of the German state) before WW2 was officially estimated at ~400,000
This is a tricky one as all of the North-Western lands aren't even in Silesia.