November 22, 2010
Prague-born Andreas Wesserle, with a PhD in Political Science, International Studies and History, explains the make-up, or mix-up, of national groups in this contentious area. Topics include:
- Kollar and the Pan-Slav Conference of 1848;
- Distinctions among the Poles, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Czechs and Romanians;
- Polish expansionism from 1919-1939 resulted in cruel persecutions and forced flight of one and a half million Germans; also Hungarians, Ukranians and others;
- Migration west to east since 12th century brought commerce, culture and new creativity into the eastern regions;
- Influence of Holy Roman Empire on German national character;
- And more.
13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.