"The 'Transfer' Complex" - The Expulsion of the Germans and the Bohemian Borderlands after 1945 Cover Image

Komplex odsunu - Vysídlení Němců a české pohraničí po roce 1945
"The 'Transfer' Complex" - The Expulsion of the Germans and the Bohemian Borderlands after 1945

Author(s): Adrian von Arburg
Subject(s): History
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Ústav pro soudobé dějiny

Summary/Abstract: The author provides a concise overview of the main topic of the current double-issue of Soudobé dějiny, a recapitulation of the individual contributions of this set of articles, and suggests further subjects for research. The intentionally ambiguous term ‘the ‘transfer’ complex’ was introduced by Polish historians in the 1990s, in order to describe the vast range of all the developments directly or indirectly connected with the forced wartime and post-war migrations of various population groups of central and Eastern Europe and, on the other hand, to point out the diffi culty that society continues to have in considering these aspects of the past without prejudice. The double-issue of the journal was intended mainly to cast light on some of the broader contexts of the post-war expulsion of the Germans from Czechoslovakia and its consequences in relation to the Bohemian borderlands and the population there in subsequent decades. The various approaches and topics of the articles published here demonstrate well the different aspects of the topic and their interconnections. All the articles tend to discuss the internal context and topics, whereas a large part of related publications on the Czech, German, and Austrian sides have concentrated more or less on the international (diplomatic and legal) contexts.

  • Issue Year: XII/2005
  • Issue No: 03-04
  • Page Range: 425-431
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Czech