Usti nad Labem.
For the first time in the Czech Republic, a permanent exhibition commemorates Germans displaced after World War II. The “Our Germans” exhibition at the municipal museum in Usti nad Labem (Aussig on the Elbe) was officially opened on Wednesday. “You have helped create the richness of this place,” said Czech Culture Minister Lubomir Zaoralek of Sudeten Germans. Among the guests at the opening ceremony was Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer. On more than 1,500 square meters, the culture and life of the ancient German-speaking population of Bohemia and Moravia is presented over eight centuries. After World War II, around three million Sudeten Germans were expelled from what was then Czechoslovakia. (dpa)