Hauerland. This is the name of the predominantly German speaking region in central Slovakia, but also the name of a new play in the J. G. Tajovský Theater in Zvolen, directed and written by Petr Palik. The play depicts the everyday life of a multi-ethnic community in central Slovakia and how it was largely negatively affected by the historical events of the 1930s and 1940s. In the following lines, you can learn about Michal Korhel’s impressions from the play he saw on December 13, but also about its significance in the context of the Slovak culture of remembrance with regard to the local German-speaking population.

Link to the text you can find here.