Polish CorridorPolish Corridor
strip of Poland between Germany & East Prussia, giving Poland an outlet to the Baltic Sea (1919-39): c. 120 mi (193 km) long; 20-70 mi (32-113 km) wide
A strip of land between the German territories of Pomerania and East Prussia, awarded to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) to afford access to the Baltic Sea. After years of friction over control of the area, Germany invaded Poland (1939) and quickly captured the Polish Corridor, triggering World War II and ending the Corridor's existence as a distinct geographical entity.
Polish Corridor in gray; Germany in green; free city of Danzig in green with hatching