Czechs and Germans in 1930s Czechoslovakia: a complex picture

The Czech Radio archives give us a rich and nuanced picture of the months
leading up to the Munich Agreement of September 1938 that resulted in Nazi
Germany annexing huge areas of Czechoslovakia. So many recordings survive
that we can reconstruct the events leading up to Munich almost day by day.
They include insights from many different angles, not least the perspective
of the German-speakers of Czechoslovakia, those who supported, but also
those who opposed Hitler. The archives offer a sober warning of how easily
a democratic state can be shattered through rumour, lies and propaganda.

Saturday, November 9, 2019