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Jan Papanek and the American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees Martin Nekola 24 May, 2018

Thousands of Czech and Slovak democrats left Czechoslovakia after the Communist seizure of power in February 1948. Their first steps into the “free world” brought these people to displaced persons...

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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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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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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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Council of Free Czechoslovakia Martin Nekola 30 January, 2018

Exactly one year after the Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia, on February 25, 1949, the Council of Free Czechoslovakia (Rada svobodneho Ceskoslovenska) – Umbrella Organization of the...

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BNH: Celebrating a New York City Landmark Majda Kallab Whitaker 10 February, 2015

In 2014 Bohemian National Hall celebrated its 20th Anniversary as a designated New York City Landmark, and in April 2015 our city marks the 50th Anniversary of New York City Landmarks Preservation...

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