Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

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Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

Post by Mannet » 20 Feb 2021 20:35

Hi, I read that after winning war, nazis planned to resettling Slovaks too. What percentage of Slovaks were able, in opinion of nazi racial teorethics, for germanization?

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Re: Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

Post by George L Gregory » 23 Feb 2021 16:12

Mannet wrote:
20 Feb 2021 20:35
Hi, I read that after winning war, nazis planned to resettling Slovaks too. What percentage of Slovaks were able, in opinion of nazi racial teorethics, for germanization?
You probably want to read about what the Nazis had planned for the Czechs because at that time the Czechs and Slovaks were regarded as the same (Czechoslovakia).

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Re: Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

Post by wm » 23 Feb 2021 17:01

No, they weren't regarded as the same, even if because their cultures were (are) different and their languages were (are) different too.
Slovakia was a Nazi co-belligerent, Czechia was a Nazi collaborator.

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Re: Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

Post by George L Gregory » 26 Feb 2021 17:59

wm wrote:
23 Feb 2021 17:01
No, they weren't regarded as the same, even if because their cultures were (are) different and their languages were (are) different too.
Slovakia was a Nazi co-belligerent, Czechia was a Nazi collaborator.
What about the Czechoslovakism concept? Czech and Slovak aren't even considered separate languages. :D

Do you see Slovaks being mentioned in the Generalplan Ost?

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Re: Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

Post by wm » 27 Feb 2021 12:28

Yes, they are considered separated languages by all sane linguists.
In 1836, Ľudovít Štúr, the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century wrote a letter to the important Czech historian František Palacký.
Stating that the Czech language used by the Protestants in Upper Hungary had become incomprehensible for the ordinary Slovaks, Štúr proposed to create a unified Czechoslovak language, provided that the Czechs would be willing to use some Slovak words – just like Slovaks would officially accept some Czech words.

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Re: Slovaks in Nazi racial politic

Post by Sid Guttridge » 27 Feb 2021 12:45

Hi Guys,

National identity is a state of mind.

The Slavs have been ordering themselves as increasingly separate nations for 2,000 years. Today's stalemate in Donbas in the Ukraine is a current example of it in progress even now. Russian nationalists may have given up on the likes of Poland, but they still do not regard Ukrainians and Belarusians as non-Russians.

The moment the Slovaks began to identify themselves as a distinct nationality, they effectively were one.

As far as the Nazis were concerned, the Slovaks were just more Slavs and their territory remained ripe for eventual Germanization. That is why Karmsasin and the local Volksdeutsch community were left in place and not resettled like the Baltic Germans were, or the South Tyrolese were meant to be.

Cheers,

Sid.

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