A building to house the Royal Colonisation Commission was erected in 1909. Established in the early 1880s, the institution was to buy land from Polish owners and use it to settle German farmers. Its work deepened animosities between the two nations. The Prussian colonisation effort was strongly resisted by Polish social and business initiatives. Central to such resistance was the work of the Peasant Bank.
This deepened animosities between the two nations. The Prussian settlement campaign met with strong resistance in the form of Polish social and economic initiatives.