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The Sudeten German Aristocracy in the first half of the 20th Century: the Example of the Family Hartig
Šebková, Jarmila ; Županič, Jan (advisor) ; Žáková, Michaela (referee)
The master thesis focuses on Sudeten German aristocratic family of Hartig from Mimoň during the first half of the 20th century. The Hartig family - as many other members of the aristocratic elite, Austrian citizens and Sudeten German inhabitants - faced important political changes at that time. The aim of the thesis is to answer the question how did the Hartig family deal with these changes. Special attention was aimed to the cases, in which their roles of Austrian citizens, Sudeten Germans and Czechoslovakia inhabitants came into conflict. The thesis is a case study which deals with the life stories of the Hartig family from the available archival materials. Conducted research exposed that the main aim of the members of the Hartig family was to stay in Mimoň even at the cost of a great financial and social concessions. Their attachment to the family residence in Mimoň was not weakened neither by economic problems nor by changing of the political regimes in the region. Hartig family was willing to litigate with the Czechoslovak offices or on the contrary adapt themselves to the Nazi regime because of their seat in Mimoň. They were reluctant to the subsequent repatriation to Austria after the end of the second world war, although they always perceived Austria as the place of the family's origin and...
Czech Aristocracy and the Runciman Mission, 1938
Šebková, Jarmila ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Županič, Jan (referee)
The bachelor thesis analyses the relationships between the Runciman Mission and the representatives of the Czech aristocracy during the Sudeten crisis. It charts the stay of British emissary within Czechoslovakia from August to September 1938 and it mostly focuses on his connections with the local aristocracy. Lord Walter Runciman and his team spent their weekends in the residences of the pro-German aristocracy, but they were also in touch with the aristocracy loyal to the Czechoslovak government. The thesis strives for answering the question to what extent the Czech aristocracy influenced British mediators' attitude to the Sudeten problem. The first chapter deals with the position of the Sudeten German minority and the aristocracy class in the First Czechoslovak Republic and it explains their attitude to the new ruling class. The second chapter elucidates the causes of the Sudeten crisis and the involvement of the Great Britain in the political development in the central Europe. The third chapter, which represents the mainstay of the thesis, analyses the stay of the British mission in Czechoslovakia focusing on its leisure activities in the company of the local aristocracy. The last chapter deals with the breakdown of the mission and it analyses the final report of Lord Runciman from 21st...

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