ŽIDÉ V ČESKÝCH ZEMÍCH V ROCE JEDNA. K LIMITŮM ŽIDOVSKÝCH SVĚTŮ BEZPROSTŘEDNĚ PO ŠOA (OD OSVOBOZENÍ DO ÚNOROVÉHO PŘEVRATU /1948/). MENŠINOVÉ POHLEDY
Jews in Czech Lands in Year One. On the limits of Jewish worlds. Immediately after the Shoah (from liberation till the February Coup /1948/). The minority perspective
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The study deals with the issue of inconsistence between the expectations of Jews from the Czech lands who survived the Shoah and the post-war reality of society exposed to systematic anti-Semitism for over six years. After World War II, the Czech society faced not only material shortage, but above all a shift to a new political system (after a short period of limited democracy) and the impacts of demoralisation of the second republic and protectorate periods. The study analyses the individual, collective, legislative and political limits of the post-war worlds of Czech Jews from liberation (May 1945) till the February coup (1948). It is based on so-far unknown archival material, as well as other sources (press, memories, diaries, fiction, etc.). The combination of sources of official, media and personal nature allows for a better understanding of the structured minority mentality, i.e. the ways of thinking and behaviour that could have led to a radical re-assessment of the minority strategies for the future.
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