The town of Krickerhau does not exist on the map, yet it is in Slovakia. Krickerhau is the old German name of Handlová. The city was founded by German colonists and their descendants lived there for a long time. The end of World War II marked a radical change: most of the original German population was deported to Germany. But the traces left by previous inhabitants can still be visible there.

While doing research in Handlová our researcher, Michal Korhel, not only conducted interviews, but also gave one to a local radio station. Michal spoke about the Spectral Recycling project, its aims as well as its impact on the local society. Additionally, he presented his first findings from Handlová. You can listen to the whole interview in Slovak under the link here.