“My husband comes from a family of Germans from Ústí, and some of his relatives were deported – some to the west and some to the east,” said Kindlová, describing the reasons for processing the stories of deported Germans.
Czech Germans deported to the GDR: successful singers, scientists and politicians
But the editor has been covering German topics in the Czech Republic for a long time. It prepares broadcasts for the domestic German minority and searches for German-speaking personalities from Czechoslovakia.
“In recent years, it has happened to me more and more that I have started to come across Germans from the Czech lands who were relegated to the later GDR and made an interesting career there,” she mentioned the results of the search.
These people were quite often expelled from the Czech Republic, as the authorities considered them to be “carriers of National Socialism” and “ideological danger”. Paradoxically, they often ended up in communist ranks in the GDR.
“Some of them went through the so-called Antifa-Schule – anti-fascist schools, where they were ‘reprogrammed’ from National Socialists to Marxist Socialists. Then they worked in the GDR, some of them in high positions,” concludes Kindlová.
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