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Kashubian refers to an ancient Baltic tribe which populated Pomorelia - the lands immediately south and west of Danzig, the latter city being built upon the remains of an old Kashubian fishing settlement. The famous German writer and Nobel Prize winner (2000), Günter Grass (d.2015), who was born in Danzig, claimed Kashubian ancestry. The German officer who took the surrender of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899-1972), was also a Kashubian.