THE WESTERN MAIL
& SOUTH WALES NEWS, February 1933
[Letter of criticism about
Gareth's series of articles entitled "Looking at Europe"]
of Minority Races in Czechoslovakia
Mr. Gareth Jones
should remember that in Czechoslovakia the Slovaks do not by any means rank as a
minority race they are absolutely equal in state to the Czech.
must entail some modification of the statement that “only one-half of the
population are the masters and are seeking to spread their power as rapidly as
Czechs and Slovaks together form two-thirds of the total population.
Minorities - German and Magyar - have ample facilities for education in their
own native tongue. There are 9,419 Czechoslovak, 3,287 German, and 794 Magyar
primary schools in the Republic. The proportion of minority schools is surely
generous rather than the reverse.
Germans have a German university in Prague and two German technical schools, one
in Prague and one in Bruno It is a travesty to say that “the Czechs are now
taking their revenge” and are oppressing the minority races.
is provocative to say that the Czech’s “weapon is the law.”
There is every justice for a German in Czechoslovakia as indeed for any
other national - perhaps even more justice in Czechoslovakia than for a German
in Germany itself in these days.
S.W.1, Feb. 21.1933
Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Germany.