Bertram de Colonna:
Rare book from 1938.
The state of Czechoslovakia as it was created under the terms of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles was an ethnographic Babel fated to fail under a central leadership characterized by intolerance of its minorities. The Czech destruction of the German and other ethnic minorities resulted in an erosion of the economic and social structure long before the state finally disintegrated with the Sudeten-'Anschluss'.
In this 1938 study the author traces the origins and development of the minority problems and proposes what might have been a peaceful solution – if it had not fallen on deaf ears in Prague.
(Cover text by The Scriptorium.)
(113 pages, 15.5 x 23 cm, softcover, 1 black-and-white map, facsimile appendix of maps and statistical tables.)
More on the fate of the ethnic Germans in Czechoslovakia just a few years later:
Documents on the Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans:
Survivors Speak Out
More books by this author:
Poland from the Inside