German-Czech reconciliation: The sprint at the end of a long run

Authors
Citation
T. Kafka, German-Czech reconciliation: The sprint at the end of a long run, REV ET COMP, 31(1), 2000, pp. 97-108
Citations number
8
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Economics
Journal title
REVUE D ETUDES COMPARATIVES EST-OUEST
ISSN journal
0338-0599 → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
97 - 108
Database
ISI
SICI code
0338-0599(200003)31:1<97:GRTSAT>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Through the question of the price of freedom, a question directly related t o the reparations to be paid to East European victims of Nazism and, thus, to the end of a bipolar world, a long-coming, difficult process is describe d: German-Czech reconciliation, the "ugly duckling" of Germany's relations with central Europe. Whereas Germany's relations with its central European neighbors took a hopeful turn after 1989, no new start could be made in rel ations with the Czech Republic before both parties accepted to openly face a tragic past, covered up on both sides. The consequences had to be drawn i n material as well as moral terms.