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The Moravian Jewish Community

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

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World War II and Beyond

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

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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