Northern and
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Denmark & Germany28 juny - 7 july 2024

Tiims

FC DFK Oberschlesien

Poalen Minderheid:

Team FC DFK Oberschlesien at EUROPEADA

The womens team representing “FC DFK Oberschlesien” will be participating at the Europeada for the first time.

 

The German minority in Poland

The selection “FC DFK Oberschlesien” will represent the minority of Germans in Poland at the EUROPEADA. The fate of German minorities is closely linked to the recent history of their own people, because it was the loss of territories after lost wars, which left it in a foreign country. Silesia, Pomerania and East Prussia, now part of Poland, were until the end of World War I part of the German Empire. During the interwar period, in the 1918 formed Republic of Poland the Germans were a recognized minority, which could maintain their cultural activities, had its own educational institutions and was represented in the parliaments. Nevertheless, a strong, often forced emigration was determined, which ended after World War II in a veritable expulsion. The territories east of the Oder-Neisse line were allocated to Poland and the remained German residents should be eliminated. Until 1950 the Communist leadership carries out a broad-based de-Germanization, about 8.5 million German were forced to leave the Eastern, originally belonging to Germany areas. For this purpose any witnesses of German history were destroyed in these areas, surnames were converted into Polish and German school systems were prohibited. The remaining Germans had to live as good Polish citizens. With the slow emancipation of Poland from the domination of the Soviet Union, loose associations of German minorities were formed in different parts of Poland. The first official and public appearance was the participation of thousands of German at the famous Reconciliation Mass in Kreisau, attended by the Prime Minister of Poland Tadeusz Mazowiecki and the Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl. After signing the German-Polish Neighbourhood Treaty the Germans in Poland got full rights as a national minority and thus again the possibility of representing their population in the Polish parliaments. Since 2005 can be set up bilingual place name before localities with a minority of at least 20% of the population, currently 25 municipalities are already endowed with bilingual place names. In 2009, the Republic of Poland has also ratified the European Charter for minorities and regional languages. With this document, Poland has the obligation to protect the German minority and their language. The German language can be used as an auxiliary language in contacts with administrative bodies, educational institutions in the language of the minority were promoted. Since the first opening of a German soccer school in February 2015 in hrząstowice / Chrząstowice in recent month’s further football schools in Malapane / Ozimek, Krośnica / Krosnica, Himmelwitz / Jemielnica and Bodland / Bogacica were constituted. Approximately 300,000-400,000 citizens with German nationality are living in eleven provinces in Poland. The majority of them live in the Voivodship Opole, followed by the Voivodships Silesia, Warmian-Masurian, Pomerania and Lower Silesia.

 

Fotogalery

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European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

Organisation

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Partners

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

 

Sydslesvigudvalget

Sydslesvigudvalget

 

Stadt Flensburg

Stadt Flensburg

 

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

 

Tønder Kommune

Tønder Kommune

 

Region Syddanmark

Region Syddanmark

 

Haderslev Kommune

Haderslev Kommune

 

Aabenraa Kommune

Aabenraa Kommune

 

Sønderborg Kommune

Sønderborg Kommune

 

Kreis Nordfriesland

Kreis Nordfriesland

 

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

 

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Local organisers

German Minority in Denmark

German Minority in Denmark

 

Sinti and Roma Organisation

Sinti and Roma Organisation

 

North Frisian Minority Association

North Frisian Minority Association

 

Danish minority in Germany

Danish minority in Germany

Local sponsors

Union Bank

Union Bank

 

hpo Steuerberater

hpo Steuerberater

 

Rohde Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH

Rohde Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH

 

Flensborg Avis

Flensborg Avis

 

Der Nordschleswiger

Der Nordschleswiger

 

Na Logo

Na Logo

 

Hudl

Hudl

 

Hotel des Nordens

Hotel des Nordens

 

Phono Flensburg

Phono Flensburg

 

Strandet

Strandet

 

Naturgeflüster

Naturgeflüster

 

Flensburger Brauerei

Flensburger Brauerei