65 years in Germany. Integration of former residents of the Vyškov language island in Germany and their links to the old country
Between June and November 1946, the vast majority of German residents of 8 villages in the Vyškov area were expelled to Germany. target stations were München-Allach, Aalen, Regensburg, Karlsruhe and Ulm. Most people settled in the Aalen area in Baden-Württemberk, the second largest centre became the Karlsruhe area and Bretten in Bavaria. With good organization, diligence and hard work of the new settlers, mutual concessions as well as common Catholic religion, the integration of these people worked out. At the same time, many of them tried and still try to preserve the cultural heritage of their homeland. Costumes and photographs have been collected and customs and dialect have been recorded. Many articles have been sent to museums. since 1951, natives have held regular meetings in Aalen, they organize seminars, publish a journal and homeland study publications and organize exhibitions. Dance and costume group represents the Vyškov island in Germany and abroad. After 1989, cooperation with mayors of former German villages in the Vyškov area was initiated and natives support financially a number of projects.
Česká národopisná společnost, z. s., Národní třída 3, 117 20 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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