History

  • The Moravian Jewish Community

    While the Jewish cemeteries and synagogues in Prague have attracted tourists for many years, the other Jewish centres in the Czech Rep have only recently…

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  • World War Two and Beyond

    Accumulating tension between the Slovak and Czech majority, and the country's sizeable German minority, reached a peak when, during 1938, Hitler ordered self determination for…

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  • The Habsburg Arrival

    Bohemia was being ruled by absent kings after George's death till 1526, when the throne was claimed by the Habsburgs. This vehemently Catholic dynasty governed…

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  • Václav Havel

    Václav Havel is a former playwright and dissident, who rose to become the President of the nation of Czechoslovakia as it made the transition to…

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  • The Hussites

    The Hussite period is perhaps the most important period in Czech history, but it is certainly the most exciting. Jan Hus was a university professor…

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  • The Golden Age of Charles IV

    In 1306, John of Luxembourg was elected King of Bohemia, mainly thanks to his marriage to a Přemyslid princess and the fact that he was…

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  • Early Beginnings and the Přemyslids (870-1306)

    It is in Roman records that historians can trace the history of the Boii, who were a Celtic tribe living in the Prague area –…

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  • The Roma in Czech Republic

    Many experts believe that the Roma, who make up about 0.3% of the Czech population, originated in India, but it is still uncertain how they…

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  • Reinhard Heydrich’s Assassination

    During September of 1941, the SS 2nd in-command, and a personal favorite of Hitler, Reinhard Heydrich, who was 1 of the Holocaust masterminds, agreed to…

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  • The Jewish Heritage of Prague

    Two thousand years ago, the Romans expelled the Jews from Israel (the Holy Land). However: "The Torah was their sanctuary which no army could destroy.",…

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  • Prague Spring 1968

    Early in 1968, Antonín Novotný – a politician known for his hard line stance – was replaced as the First Secretary of the Communist Party…

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  • The Fallout from Communism

    The legacy of Communism still very much lives on in the hearts and minds of the Czech Republic and still affects the psychologies of the…

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