Czech-German Relations and the Politics of Central Europe

From Bohemia to the EU

  • Jürgen Tampke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 156-213

About this book


In the aftermath of World War Two, approximately three million Sudeten-Germans were expelled from their homes in the former Czechoslovakia because of their part in the dismemberment of the Czechoslovak Republic by Nazi Germany in 1938-39. For many years their representatives, the Sudeten-German Association, attempted in vain to redress the wrong done to their people. However, the end of the Cold War has given a new impetus to their campaign. Currently they attempt to block Czech entry into the EU unless there is restitution of confiscated properties. Jürgen Tampke tells the story of the Sudeten-Germans from the beginning of their settlement seven hundred years ago in what is now the Czech Republic to current times.


Europe Germany

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Tampke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesAustralia

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