Monday, June 03, 2013
Two things to note from the article:
--- the current number of German speakers in the Czech Republic is 18,700, or about 1 percent of the population. In Czechoslovakia before World War II, for comparison, German speakers made up 30% of the population.
--- nobody speaks the regional dialect anymore, so the "German" spoken by the people there is not the same as that spoken by their grandparents.