Furmanik, Martin

Title: Postavenie spišských Nemcov na konci druhej svetovej vojny a po nej (1944 – 1948)

(The position of Spiš Germans (Zipsers) at the end of the Second World War and after it (1944 – 1948)) – pdf

Abstract: The study deals with the position of the Germans on Spiš in eastern Slovakia at the end of the Second World War and in the post-war years. This period was crucial for the Germans in Spiš and in the whole of Czechoslovakia because at that time the vast majority of this minority left the territory of the Czechoslovak Republic forever. The greatest attention in the study is devoted to the evacuation of Germans from Spiš, their return, internment and subsequent removal. In addition, the study deals with the crimes of the Spiš Germans in the last months of the war, the victims of the Přerov massacre among the Spiš Germans (Zipsers), the deportation of the Spiš Germans (Zipsers) to the gulags, and the confiscation of German property. The conclusion of the study is dedicated to the trial of Spiš Germans (Zipsers) by people’s courts, the national court, the liquidation of the Spiš Germans‘ organizations and the attitude of the Slovak majority towards the departure of Germans from Spiš.

Author: FURMANIK, Martin

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2023.27.1.38-66

Publication order reference:

Múzeum Spiša v Spišskej Novej Vsi, Letná 50, 052 01 Spišská Nová Ves, Slovak Republic, mail: martinfurmanik@gmail.com

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2023, vol.: 27, number: 1, pages: 38-66

Keywords: Spiš; Slovakia; Spiš Germans (Zipsers); Carpathian Germans; Expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia; Collective Guilt;

Language: Slovak