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History of the German-speaking Inhabitants of the Czech lands in the Museum: Comparison of the Exhibitions Experience Homeland and Our Germans
Nagy, Kristýna ; Konrád, Ota (advisor) ; Swider, Malgorzata (referee)
The master thesis examines and compares two new museum exhibitions dedicated to the history of the German-speaking population of the Czech lands. These are the exhibition Experience Homeland in the Sudeten German Museum in Munich and Our Germans in the Ústí nad Labem City Museum. The subject of the analysis is the creation and current form of these exhibitions and the story of history they present to the visitor. Both exhibitions were documented and compared on the basis of a catalogue of questions based on a critical analysis of historical sources. The results of the analysis show that, although both museums were planned in the same time period and in an atmosphere that encouraged a shared critical perspective on the previously different interpretations of Czech-German history, the final forms of the two museums continue to present a significant part of history in different ways, and neither has fully fulfilled its original intent. The exhibitions present the 18th and 19th century periods very similarly and also critically reflect the development of nationalism among both Czech and German speakers. The political development of the 20th century, however, is depicted by the exhibitions each from its own perspective. The results of the research suggest that despite the current functioning...
The Window of Opportunity. Cross-border environmental exchange on the South Moravian-Lower Austrian border in 1984-1995
Vnoučková, Kateřina ; Konrád, Ota (advisor) ; Olšáková, Doubravka (referee) ; Šimková, Pavla (referee)
The dissertation deals with cross-border contacts and transfers between South Moravia and Lower Austria in the field of environment. The thesis traces this topic from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. During this time, the global de-escalation of tensions between East and West enabled the development of cross-border contacts already in the era of the closed border and subsequently after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Thus, the thesis draws on the transnational history of late socialism and the transition period and extends this research to include a regional perspective. The aim of the thesis is to show which role the environment played in cross-border contacts between the examined border regions. The thesis follows this aim in three levels of research. Firstly, it addresses the question of whether 1989 was a significant turning point in cross-border contacts, or whether there was continuity between developments in the 1980s and 1990s. Secondly, it examines the relationship between central and local developments and how they affect each other. Thirdly, the thesis focuses on cross-border transfers and the question to what extent asymmetry and different living standards discouraged or created opportunities for these transfers. The thesis answers these research questions in three thematic chapters - the...
Postwar Expulsion of Germans from Liberec, 1945-1947
Záveský, Michal ; Konrád, Ota (advisor) ; Nigrin, Tomáš (referee)
This bachelor's thesis deals with the issue of the post-war displacement of Germans from Liberec and its surroundings. In the introduction, the German history of the city is presented. It mainly focuses on the period of the Munich Agreement and the associated incorporation of the city into the German Empire. Furthermore, the work examines the events of the end of the Second World War and the liberation of Liberec by the Red Army. The next part describes the development and change of attitude regarding the issue of expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia. After that, the work deals with the process itself and the organization of the transfer of Germans from Liberec. First, the disorganized expulsion that began in Liberec immediately after the end of the war is examined. This phase was often accompanied by violent incidents and organizational difficulties. Then the Potsdam Conference is mentioned, which was perceived as an intermediate link to the preparation of organized transfers. These transfers began in January 1946 and thesis mainly examines their organization and process, which was not always without problems. This phase of expulsion was officially ended in November 1946, but the transports continued with an additional phase that ended in 1951. At the end of the work, the immediate...
The Realistic and Idealistic Lines of Thought in British Foreign Policy During the Italo-Ethiopian Conflict
Rybák, David ; Váška, Jan (advisor) ; Konrád, Ota (referee)
This thesis studies the effect of realistic and idealistic lines of thought on British foreign policy during the Italo-Ethiopian conflict. The research is based on chosen events, which are classified as realistic or idealistic and then shows the manifestations of these lines during the Italo- Ethiopian conflict and their influence on British foreign policy. The main goal of the thesis is to analyze the manifestations of these two lines of thought and then confirm or refute the general way of accepted definitions of manifestation these lines of thought defined in literature. In the conclusion, the work confirms the generally accepted thesis, that the realistic line dominated British foreign policy and the idealistic line replaced it, albeit significantly, but only for a short period of time.
Reflection of the Sudeten German question in the Czech press in the crisis year 1938: Právo lidu and Venkov
Holmanová, Kateřina ; Kučera, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Konrád, Ota (referee)
anglicky The purpose of this thesis is to explore how the papers Právo lidu and Venkov, viewed the Sudeten German question in 1938 and how they expressed their opposition to the situation. The first key affair of 1938, which greatly strained coexistence between Czechs and Germans in Czechoslovakia, was the Anschluss of Austria, which many Sudeten Germans enthusiastically supported. This soon became the inspiration for a more severe solution to the Sudeten German question. The Anschluss supplied many Sudeten Germans with the conviction that the disputed Czechoslovak border areas would be annexed by the German Reich. This contributed towards increased hostilities between SdP supporters and Czechoslovak authorities. In negotiations with the government, Henlein pretended to be interested in improving the position of the German minority in Czechoslovakia, but in reality, the SdP sought to make the Sudeten-German issue a subject of international policy negotiations. The increased conflict, hand in hand with the gradual sharpening of SdP policy, radicalized the German population, primarily affecting the activist parties, who gradually lost all remnants of their support. Considering the tight scope of this bachelor thesis it would be impossible to record and recount the entire media spectrum of the period,...
Beatified Gerhard Hirschfelder - the contribution of a religious figure to the creation of a transnational site of memory
Peltanová, Tereza ; Konrád, Ota (advisor) ; Swider, Malgorzata (referee)
Řešitel: Bc. Tereza Peltanová Studijní program: Německá a středoevropská studia Název práce: Beatified Gerhard Hirschfelder - the contribution of a religious figure to the creation of a transnational site of memory Abstract The diploma thesis deals with the origin and development of the cult of the German priest Gerhard Hirschfelder. In the 1930s he worked as a popular chaplain and youth pastor, first in the border village of Czermna and then in Bystrzyca Kłodzka. He disagreed with limiting the power of the Roman Catholic Church by national socialists. He paid for his attitude with his life in the Dachau concentration camp. After the end of the war, the original German and Czech population of the area of Kłodzko was expelled and replaced by Polish people. Since the late 1990s, Hirschfelder has been worshiped by all three nations. He was beatified in 2010. The thesis is a case study of a transnational site of memory (lieu de mémoire). It examines under what circumstances, thanks to which actors and in what form the cult of the German martyr arose on Polish territory. Based on that information, the thesis tries to deduce what symbolism the figure of the priest currently carries for individual national groups.
Movement from the Centre to the Peripheries: the Social Life of Prague Germans in the Peripheries during the First Republic
Tvrdá, Kristina ; Konrád, Ota (advisor) ; Nieć, Grzegorz (referee)
The master thesis examines the development of social and cultural life of Prague Germans in the 1920s and 1930s in selected Prague suburbs. Prague's German population formed a unique society in Czechoslovakia during the interwar period, which to a large extent shaped the overall multi-ethnic character of the city itself. Although the German-speaking population had to cope with their position as a national minority and nationalistic anti-German sentiments in the new state, their numbers grew, and their society developed. The main place of social life for Prague Germans remained the centre of Prague, but with the establishment of Greater Prague in 1922, there was an escalation of their migration from the interior to Prague, but also from the historic centre of Prague to the newly annexed districts. Thanks to the status of the capital city and the development of urban infrastructure during the 1920s and 1930s, Prague offered a new space of Prague suburbs, which the German population of Prague used for their cultural or economic development. Even though this was an area inhabited by only a small number of Prague Germans, they clearly contributed to the development of individual neighbourhoods. In some cases, these were only individual places associated with Prague Germans, such as theatres or...
Czech(oslovak)-Israeli Relations from 1945 till today
Kupková, Kristýna ; Kalhousová, Irena (advisor) ; Konrád, Ota (referee)
The presented bachelor thesis deals with the changes in diplomatic approaches between the Czechoslovak or Czech Republic and the State of Israel. The thesis examines the period since the end of World War II in 1945 up to the present i.e., the first twenty years of the 21st century. The work is divided into five chapters, which correspond to the various time periods of mutual relations. The aim of this work is to examine five different time periods and capture their characteristic phenomena and influences in order to determine which factors were or are most active in the Czecho(slovak)-Israeli relationship, and whether they had changed throughout history or even are still altering. The thesis presents both international and national influences and therefore focuses on the international political position of Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic in the global order, as well as on the formation of internal politics and the position of the social organization. The thesis uses the methods of case studies, analysis of secondary sources and comparisons, through which in the summary of the thesis it detects changes in the given five periods.
One topic, two responses? Jews and Shoah in Czechoslovakian and Austrian cultural memory in the context of the Eichmann-trial
Heroldová, Karolína ; Konrád, Ota (advisor) ; Mikulová, Soňa (referee)
The thesis follows up the subject of Jews and Shoah in Czechoslovakia and Austria and their representation at the beginning of the 60s. By this time, the Eichmann-trial took place in Jerusalem. Finding out, how and how much did the trial influence the presentation of Jews and Jewish victims in cultural memories or rather policy of past of both societies in comparison is aim of the thesis. On this basis, it is possible to reveal both differences and similarities between the two societies. Even if they seem to be completely different because of being sepparated by the Iron Curtain. The thesis devides into two parts. First part deals with the situation in post-war Czechoslovakia and Austria till the beginning of the 60s. It shows, how were the societies "set" when the Eichmann-trial came - what were the "prejudices", what was the policy of past dealing with. Second part includes the analysis of press-articles taken from different Austrian and Czechoslovakian newspaper and magazines (daily, weekly and monthly). From general to concrete is the way of the analysis which enables to show as the wider frame of the reaction as answers to the concrete questions. Outcomes are evaluated as continuously, as in the final conclusion.

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