22 July 2021
It used to be a city of border traffic, trucks waiting in endless lines, smugglers and sad-looking custom officers. The city of Cieszyn or Tesin with around 50 000 inhabitants in total is very special for both Czechia and Poland.
Due to the historical territory changes in 1920, the town was left divided in two parts with a border going through the very heart of the city, following the river Olza. Poles got the central part of the city, Czech’s took the outskirts; however, a large group of Polish citizens was left in Czechia following the decisions made during the Spa Conference Agreement.
The history has shown multiply times how dramatic consequences such a division can bring. Unless the citizens decide differently.
Building a joint future