SLOVENSKÝ MIESTOPIS V PRAHE (1918 – 1938)
Slovak place names in Prague (1918 – 1938)
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For Slovaks of the inter-war period, Prague the capital of their new Czechoslovak state represented an attractive place to search for employment opportunities, study, political activity and leisure activities. Drawing on memoir literature, the paper maps the Prague localities associated with the presence of Slovaks from various social groups. Accommodation of students in a monastic hostel in Hradčany, the Štefánik College and Academic House in the Straková Academy contributed to shaping the views of life and important cultural activities of members of the coming generation (Mladé Slovensko, Svojeť, Detvan, DAV). Artistic cafes and wine-bars provided communication between Slovakia and the Slovak intellectuals in Prague. The slight Slovakization of 1930s Prague was expressed in the society and publishing sphere with the formation of the Society of the Slovak House, establishment of editorial offices of Slovak newspapers and the opening of Ján Smrek’s so-called Slovak Consulate. The Zlatá hus (Golden Goose) Hotel became the traditional place for holding commercial, political and informal meetings between Slovaks.
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