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1968: Vaclav Havel in New York Martin Nekola 26 April, 2018

Czech President Vaclav Havel visited the USA many times. He was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, his speech to the U.S. Congress in February 1990 is now legendary, and Havel's bust...

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Happy Easter & April Fool’s Day Joseph Balaz 01 April, 2018

In previous years I attempted to shock you with some completely made up stories as a tribute to the internationally recognized day of pranks, April Fool’s Day. To my understanding, not only was...

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1939: Former President Benes in New York Martin Nekola 24 March, 2018

The President of Czechoslovakia Edvard Benes decided to resign less than a week after the Munich Agreement signed on September 30, 1938, which handed Czech border regions to the German Reich. The...

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Newsletter March - Editorial Joseph Balaz 01 March, 2018

Even though we just sailed through the shortest month of the year, we still did offer a long list of events in February. Perhaps our most highly attended one was the Czech Heritage Night.   The...

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Czech New York for the Independence of Czechoslovakia Martin Nekola 27 February, 2018

Before the First World War, more than 50,000 Czechs lived in New York City. When the moment of the struggle for national self-determination came, these Americans generously supported the...

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Newsletter February - Editorial Joseph Balaz 01 February, 2018

The 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia at the very end of World War I is the ideal opportunity to remember also the prominent history of the Czech community in New York City. Our...

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