Flag of Memelland

The flag of the former Memelland.

The small but ethnically mixed (mostly Lithuanians, Poles, Germans and Jews, plus a few Roma, Byelorussians and Russians) Memel Territory/Klaipėda Region was a small north eastern part of East Prussia, which became a neutral French mandated territory of the League of Nations in 1920 by the Treaty of Versailles. It was forcibly and was annexed to Lithuania in 1923 after a staged revolt by local Lithuanians and then Nazi Germany arbitral reattached East Prussia in the March of 1939 until 1945. Now this small portion of the former Lithuania Minor is within the borders of modern Lithuania and contains the Port of Klaipėda and City of Klaipėda.

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