Germans in the Czech Republic


Germans in the Czech Republic

Germans in the Czech Republic form a minority of the residents in Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. In the 2001 census, 39,106 Czech citizens, or around 0.4%, [ [http://vdb.czso.cz/vdbtab/tabdetail.jsp?cislotab=OB006+%28kraje%29&stranka=1&razeni=ta&kapitola_id=20 Census 2001 by Czech statistical office] ] declared German ethnicity. They are mostly descendants of those Sudeten Germans who were not expelled after World War II (officially all anti-Nazis could stay, the reality was often different). However, neither the Czech government nor the majority of Germans there still see themselves as Sudeten Germans. After the Second World War, the Czech Germans were under great pressure to assimilate to general Czech society; as a result, many members of this group, especially the younger generation, are now completely assimilated.

German newspapers in the Czech Republic

* Landeszeitung der Deutschen in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien
* Prager Zeitung

Further reading

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