This is rather fun. One candidate in the current Czech presidential election is formally called:
Karl Johannes Nepomuk Joseph Norbert Friedrich Antonius Wratislaw Menas Fürst zu Schwarzenberg
Think the Duke of Buccleigh running for president of an independent Scotland.
Sorta. Or perhaps the Duke of Normandy for that of France (which would be a real pleasure to see happening actually).
He’s said that perhaps the expulsion of the Sudeten Germans wasn’t quite all that fair. Probably true in fact.
It was all rather understandable at the time but really rather unfair.
One of the mines we’re interested in is actually right on that dividing line. The same deposit has two shafts into it. One on either side of the border. And if you were of German ancestry in 1945 and lived in the “wrong” village then you’d be prodded by bayonet over to the other. As were 3 million others from all over the area. This city I’m in, all the ones around, all the little villages: entirely ethnically cleansed.