Cases of minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany?

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Cases of minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany?

Post by Futurist » 16 Sep 2020 01:53

Were there any cases of ethnic and/or religious minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany in the pre-World War I decades? If so, which ones?

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Re: Cases of minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany?

Post by Tanzania » 16 Sep 2020 10:56

The reverse question; “whether there were ethnic or religious groups that were badly treated”;
would tend to sound less, -and thus want to predetermine one result less.

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Re: Cases of minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 16 Sep 2020 12:41

Perhaps a better question might be, "Did minorities in imperial Germany have any legal protections for their distinct identities and were these adhered to and repected by the authorities?"

A useful test is often whether state schooling provided for education in a minority language to secondary school or university level.

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Re: Cases of minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany?

Post by Futurist » 16 Sep 2020 19:10

Tanzania wrote:
16 Sep 2020 10:56
The reverse question; “whether there were ethnic or religious groups that were badly treated”;
would tend to sound less, -and thus want to predetermine one result less.

Cheers Holger
The reason that I phrased my question this why is because to my knowledge Imperial Germany generally didn't treat its minorities very well; this applied to the Poles, Alsatians, Lorrainers, Catholics (specifically during the Kulturkampf), possibly the Danes, et cetera. So, it wasn't irrational to ask which minorities in Imperial Germany were treated well as opposed to asking which minorities in Imperial Germany were treated poorly.

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Re: Cases of minorities being treated well in Imperial Germany?

Post by Futurist » 16 Sep 2020 19:10

Sid Guttridge wrote:
16 Sep 2020 12:41
Perhaps a better question might be, "Did minorities in imperial Germany have any legal protections for their distinct identities and were these adhered to and repected by the authorities?"

A useful test is often whether state schooling provided for education in a minority language to secondary school or university level.

Cheers,

Sid.
Yes, this could also be a good way to phrase this question.

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