Edmund Pjech, Jan Skala's journalistic activity especially in "Serbski dzenik" i and "Kulturwehr" papers

After the defeat in the First World War, Germany found itself in the new political situation. In this conditions Jan Skala and his fellow crusaders planned to gain rights for the Sorbs and establish the connection between Sorbian and German people of Lusatia. In December 1919 Skala started to publish the paper titled "Serbski dzenik". It was supposed to convince Sorbs and Germans to the agenda of a new political party. It's aim was to gain bigger political and cultural autonomy for he bilingual Lusatia. From the start, the publication was focused on the competition in the Reichstag elections on 6th June 1920. Unfortunately, the People's Party's dream of gaining seat in the highest chamber of German parliament did not came true. The date of elections became the final of the undertaking. After releasing 61 issues, the paper was closed down. However, the project of their own political party was of enormous ideological significance for the Sorbs, even after losing the possibility of achieving political autonomy. Four years later Skala took part in the next great project. He started to edit the magazine of the Union of Minorities (established in 1924) which gathered such national groups as the Danes, Northern Frisians, Lithuanians, Poles and Sorbs. It's aim was to help to higher the level of cultural support for the national minorities in Germany in the area of education and church. At the beginning of 1930' political situation in Europe and Germany became significantly more tense. It brought the leading representatives of minorities in Germany, Skala among them, were being closely watched. When socialists took over the power in 1933 Skala had to start to act even more carefully. Even though external reasons made the nazi policy benign at that time, things chnaged rapidly in 1936. That is when the authorities acted against Skala. On 3rd March 1936 Jan Skala was expunged from the list of journalists. It caused him to resign from the post of the editor in chief of "Kulturwehr".