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Po stopách Němců ve východní Evropě. Česká republika, Slovensko, Maďarsko, Polsko, Rumunsko, bývalá Jugoslávie a Ukrajina
Natural conditions, political decisions, international or domestic conflicts and related border changes resulted in the emergence of various ethnic German groups living outside of Germany. Some of those German minorities have their own history since the Middle Ages, the others are rather a phenomenon of the present day. One of the general objectives of this publication is to identify and compare historical situation and current state of affairs of the German minorities in Central and Eastern European countries. Furthermore, the research was also focused on demography and issues related to national identity comprising the use of language, religion, habits or traditions. The core of the research was a qualitative survey the results of which were compared and supported by quantitative data. According to researchers, German minorities are often active and try to keep their national identity, even though their members live far away from their original Homeland. Despite all those efforts, anyway, there are areas with evident assimilation or emigration. Following chapters describe comprehensively state of the German minorities in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, former Yugoslavia and Ukraine.