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You can order all the books mentioned here by email or phone (+49 89/62 27 16-30) against an invoice (plus postage):

 

In Böhmen und Mähren geboren bei uns (un)bekannt? [Born in Bohemia and Moravia – (un)known to us?]

The book portrays the origins of well-known personalities from German-speaking circles from the Czech Lands. With contributions about Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Porsche, Oskar Schindler, Adalbert Stifter, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Otfried Preußler, Gregor Mendel, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Gustav Mahler, Karl Kraus, Sigmund Freud.
Wolfgang Schwarz: Born in Bohemia and Moravia – (un)known to us? Twelve chosen biographies. 2., extended edition. Munich: ASV 2009. 103 pages. ISBN 978-940098-05-4. €5,00

A Czech version (just text) is also available „Narození v Čechách a na Moravě“. €2,00

 

Bedeutende Tschechen. Zwischen Sprache, Nation und Staat 1800-1945. [Great Czechs. Between Language, Nation and State 1800–1945]

The biographies of 15 famous Czech personalities with emphasis on their relationship to German language and culture and the Habsburg monarchy are featured (as in the exhibition of the same name). The Czechs portrayed are: Tomáš Baťa, Karel Čapek, Ema Destinová (Emmy Destinn), Antonín Dvořák, Jaroslav Hašek, Leoš Janáček, Josef Jungmann, František Křižík, Josef Lada, Karel Hynek Mácha, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Alfons Mucha, Božena Němcová, František Palacký, Bedřich Smetana.

Supported by by the German-Czech Future Fund

Wolfgang Schwarz: Great Czechs, Between Language, Nation and State 1800–1945, Munich: ASV 2015. 194 Pages. ISBN 978-3-940098-13-9. €8,00

 

Das deutschsprachige Prag [German-speaking Prague]

For several years (2008–2011), students from the Na Zatlance Grammar School in Prague worked on the project “German-speaking Prague”. They created texts about the everyday life of Prague Germans as well as their organizations and culture. In 2014 the Czech-language volume “Německy mluvící Praha” was completed in cooperation with the Franz Kafka publishing house in Prague, funded by the cultural adviser for the Bohemian countries. In 2016, the German translation appeared with historic and up-to-date photographs, which make it possible to follow in the footsteps of Prague Germans.

Radek Aubrecht, Wolfgang Schwarz (Hrsg.): German-speaking Prague. German translation of the Czech version Německy mluvící Praha made by students of the Na Zatlance Grammar School. Munich: ASV 2016. 76 Pages. ISBN 978-3-940098-14-6. €5,00

 

Mein Weg zu unseren Deutschen. Zehn tschechische Perspektiven. [My Path to our Germans. Ten Czech Perspectives]

Ed. by Wolfgang Schwarz

“Our Germans” is what the Czechs call the Sudeten-Germans. For a long time, the two groups lived alongside each other in peace. Nazi-terror, the expulsion and communist ideology brought this cohabitation to a brutal end.  After the war, the communist regime sweepingly demonized all Sudeten-Germans as revanchists. On the Sudeten-German side people often focused only on their own suffering.

What personal experience do Czech writers, intellectuals and artists associate with their former fellow citizens, and Germans in general? Between 2016 and 2018 at a series of lectures in Munich ten famous writers talked about their experiences and perceptions and talked about the expulsion of Sudeten-Germans that begun in 1945.

With contributions from Radka Denemarková, Magdalena Jetelová, Tomáš Kafka, Jiří Padevět, Lída Rakušanová, Jaroslav Rudiš, Erik Tabery, Mark Ther, Kateřina Tučková und Milan Uhde.

Supported by the German-Czech Future Fund.

Wolfgang Schwarz (Ed.), My Path to our Germans. Ten Czech Perspectives. Viechtach: edition lichtung 2019. 160 pages. ISBN 978-3-941306-84-4. €14,90.

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