Albert Breyer was one of the few - if not the only - local historians who focused his research on the history of the ethnic Germans in Central Poland.
His very detailed and multi-layered research is based on information collected on his numerous hikes through Central Poland: geological and biological observations, settlement and housing characteristics as well as ethnic habits. On his travels he talked to the local pastors, teachers and the rural inhabitants. He took notes of church book entries and explored the content of the "Schulzenladen".
Later he completed this information by researching the archives at Warszawa.
The results of his work were published in numerous articles.
The political conditions in Poland between WWI and WWII had significant influence on Albert Breyer's life as a teacher and head of the family, on his activities for the German minority in Poland, on his research work and finally on his death as a Polish reserve officer in the early days of September 1939.
In agreement with Albert Breyer's family some of his works are now republished here. We hope that this web edition will grant an easy access to the results of Albert Breyer's work and will thereby encourage further research.