The Transfer of the Sudeten Germans

The Transfer of the Sudeten Germans Here in historical perspective is a balanced account of the massive deportation of Germans from Czechoslovakia after World War II In an effort to understand the reasons for so drastic and far a reac

  • Title: The Transfer of the Sudeten Germans
  • Author: Radomir Luza Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here, in historical perspective, is a balanced account of the massive deportation of Germans from Czechoslovakia after World War II In an effort to understand the reasons for so drastic and far a reaching a measure, Dr Lu a has examined than three decades of Czech German relationships In doing so he has provided a demonstration of how the historian s dispassionateHere, in historical perspective, is a balanced account of the massive deportation of Germans from Czechoslovakia after World War II In an effort to understand the reasons for so drastic and far a reaching a measure, Dr Lu a has examined than three decades of Czech German relationships In doing so he has provided a demonstration of how the historian s dispassionate pursuit of truth can be combined with a humane concern Dr Lu a outlines, first, the complex geographic, economic, and social factors that led to the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic after World War I, giving particular attention to the role of the German minority there and the policies of the Prague government toward it Against this background he tells the story of the rise of pan Germanism in Czechoslovakia, as the Sudeten German Heinlein Party at first covertly, then openly, allied itself with Nazism After a discussionof the Munich crisis and of the destruction of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, Dr Lu a examines the Nazi occupation and the Protectorate regime and treats at some length, and the now little known activities of the Czechoslovak Resistance and the reprisals that followed The transfer itself, with all its enormous administrative, financial and emotional problems is described at length and the author sums up the present situation of the Sudeten Germans and the still unflagging nationalist ardor of their leaders Objective at its presentation, meticulous in its scholarship, this is a book of enormous value for all readers interested in the study of national minorities, population relocations, and modern European history.

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