Kolej a tożsamość: postawy narodowościowe kolejarzy na czechosłowackim Śląsku Cieszyńskim w latach 20. XX w.
Railway and identity: national attitudes of railway workers in Czechoslovak Teschen Silesia in the twenties of XXth century
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Nationalism Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Uniwersytet Warszawski - Katedra Studiów Interkulturowych Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej
Keywords: Teschen Silesia; Czechoslovakia; national minorities; railway; Polish-Czech relations;
Summary/Abstract: Article presents the national attitudes of railway workers in the region mostly inhabited by Polish and German minority. Czechoslovak railway administration with the collaboration of nationalistic organizations (especially Matice osvěty lidové pro Těšínsko a Hlučínsko) tried to increase the number of Czech railway workers and demanded from them contribution to the czechization efforts. The administration used the policy of relocation and other means of pressure on workers of Polish and German nationality to convince them to support the Czech cause, especially by sending their children to Czech schools.
- Issue Year: 1/2016
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 171-181
- Page Count: 11
- Language: Polish