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2009 | 57 | 2 | 207-220
Article title

RESISTANCE AND CATHARSIS: RUMOURS AND LEGENDS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE CZECH LANDS (Rezistence a katarze: famy a povesti druhe svetove valky v ceskych zemich)

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The article analyzes rumours and contemporary legends of the Second World War on the territory of the Czech lands. Similar social functions as rumours and legends presented jokes and anecdotes; some of them even used identical motives. The most typical and the most interesting war-time rumours were dealing with urban phantoms. The most important of these urban phantoms was legendary Spring Man ('Perak'). It was the Czech paralle of the Victorian urban phantom Spring-heeled Jack from the 19th century in England. Some actualised anecdotes and character of Spring Man, which have been deeply rooted in Czech popular culture, have remained to these days.
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57
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2
Pages
207-220
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ARTICLE
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  • Petr Janecek, Narodopisne oddeleni Historickeho musea - Narodni museum, Kinskeho zahrada 97, 1500 Praha 5, Czech Republic; www.uet.sav.sk/slovenskynarodopis.htm
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10SKAAAA081124
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