We invite you to read the first of the master's theses awarded in the competition for the Scholar Prize of the Polish Ambassador to Berlin. They were written at German universities in the fields of history and social sciences and concern Polish-German relations as well as Polish history and culture. The Prize, awarded since 2008 by the Polish Embassy in Germany and the Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin, promotes German masters and doctorates who deal with Polish topics, and encourages them to further research. The master's theses in this section are published exclusively online in the series “Berliner-Wiener Arbeitspapiere zu Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften”, developed jointly by the Centre for Historical Research and the Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Vienna. To open or download the file, click on the PDF-button.