BACKGROUND: As Germany’s State television revealed recently, irreplaceable landscapes and many Sorb villages have been and continue to be destroyed on the basis of a Nazi law. The Sorbs are the smallest Slavonic nation and a national minority within Germany living in a region called Lusatia. They cultivated Lusatia and have been living there for over 1,500 years, always under German pressure to give up their own Slavonic culture. This Nazi law which was never eliminated, has made it possible to confiscate privately owned houses and commercial properties in Lusatia on a huge scale up to the present day. The original purpose of the law was to feed Hitler’s war machine with the brown-coal of Lusatia. The present German government has allowed the Swedish State energy trust, Vattenfall, to use it to destroy an area in Lusatia the size of Luxemburg.
Thank you Tomaš! Very interesting and worthwhile. I traveled to Lusatia 3 months ago, and visited the tagabau near Schleife. On the viewing platform, I could see for miles and miles - the barren lands where forest once grew majestically for generations. Our travel group of 4 took many photos and much video. Perhaps we can somehow join with the team which produced the documentary to leverage each team's works to produce an English version of documentary for the U.S. and other English-speaking countries?