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Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad

Overview
Works: 820 works in 856 publications in 1 language and 30,125 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  Time-travel fiction  Picture books  Sources 
Classifications: PZ7.G1214, E
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Most widely held works by Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad
The Slavs in European history and civilization by Francis Dvornik( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seminar on the history of Slavic politics, international relations, culture, and religion during the 6th through the 19th century
Too strong for fantasy by Marcia Davenport( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A personal record of music, literature, and politics in America and Europe over half a century"--Jacket subtitle
The Czech black book by Historický ústav (Československá akademie věd)( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an hour-by-hour account of the fall of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact armies in 1968
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the theme that the pleasure inherent in a slower rhythm of life has disappeared from our speed-obsessed age. The protagonists are two men, one who has a romance in the 18th Century, the other in the 20th Century. Subsequently, they meet for a morning-after chat. By the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their Czech homeland, which they had abandoned 20 years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history?
The house on Prague Street by Hanna Demetz( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the beginning of World War II, Helena, who is half Jewish, has to adjust to the loss of friends and fears for her mother while spending 12-hour days working in an armaments factory."
Readings in Russian civilization by Thomas Riha( Book )

in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Czechoslovakia's blueprint for "freedom": "Unity, socialism? Dubček's statements, the original and official documents leading to the conflict of August 1968 by Paul Ello( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August 21st: the rape of Czechoslovakia by Colin Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first account in book form of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslavakia, describing in detail the events between August 21st and October 1st, 1968. Written by Colin Chapman, Foreign News Editor of London's Sunday's Times, the book tells the tragic and inspiring story of Czech defiance
Millions of cats by Wanda Gág( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?
Memory fields by Shlomo Breznitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving artfully and easily from past to present, from a child's perspective to an adult's, Shlomo Breznitz's many voices relate this poignant, gripping, and often terrifying memoir. Caught in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust, Breznitz and his family moved from village to village until it became clear that there was no escaping the Nazis. Before they were sent to Auschwitz, however, Breznitz's parents persuaded the Sisters of Saint Vincent to take their two recently converted children into the convent's orphanage. Shlomo - called Juri - was just six years old. Separated from his parents and from his sister, Judith (the nuns segregated the sexes, and communication between them was rarely allowed), Juri recounts his often devastating experiences with the other orphans, the nuns, his teacher and classmates at the village school, the prelate and the mother superior, and the Nazi officers who periodically visited the orphanage. He describes his overwhelming feelings of isolation and loneliness, his persistent dread of being found out as a "stinking Jew" (constantly hiding his circumcision), his earnest determination to be a good Catholic, and the crushing sense of danger that loomed over him at every moment. Memory Fields, however, goes beyond its recollections of childhood. It speaks also for Breznitz the psychologist, as he explores the nature of cruelty and kindness, of stifling fear and outstanding courage, of memory and the ways in which it shapes our lives. In the last chapter of the book, almost fifty years later Breznitz returns to Czechoslovakia and revisits the places so vivid in his memory, in hopes of finding the nuns who saved his and his sister's life. A stunning and evocative story, beautifully told
Introduction to numerical methods by Peter Stark( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prayer for Katerina Horovitzova by Arnošt Lustig( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty rich Jews, waiting to be exchanged for important Nazi POW's, try to save a young girl from the gas chamber
Where she came from : a daughter's search for her mother's history by Helen Epstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She traveled to Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Israel, searching out people who had known her family and locating material in libraries and archives on three continents. Using three decades of journalistic training, and working like an archaeologist with shards of data, she pieced together an account of the lives of the women in her family and the social history of Central European Jews
Czechoslovakia : a short history by J. F. N Bradley( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elder of the Jews" : Jakob Edelstein of Theresienstadt by Ruth Bondy( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the obstacles and dangers endured by Edelstein, a Czech Zionist, in his prewar efforts to rescue as many Czech Jews as possible through emigration. Describes his role as head of the Council of Elders, the Jewish administrative body at Theresienstadt, and his courage and resourcefulness in dealing with the problems of daily life in the camp, especially transport selections. Gives detailed accounts of life in the camp, including Zionist activities, cultural activities, and individual experiences. Describes the visit by the International Red Cross representatives, when the camp was turned into a showplace in order to fool the visitors. Edelstein was deported to Auschwitz, and probably died in 1944
The ordeal of Otto Otepka by William J Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As great battles are often fought on little-known fields, so do great events often focus in the lives of little-known men. Otto Otepka was one such man. He stood at a crossroad of history. In recounting his ordeal, William J. Gill plumbs dark secrets behind the agony of a whole nation. Exhaustively developed from original sources, many of them unpublished or deliberately hidden from public view, here is the sensational record of blundering, deceit, ruthlessness and possibly distorted loyalty, reaching into the high councils of the Kennedy-Johnson administrations: a record that in less than a decade has left America weakened before her enemies. - Jacket flap
DramaContemporary. plays( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ordeal of the captive nations. by Hawthorne Daniel( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Communist conquest of East-Central Europe and a brief survey of the contemporary status of these countries
How the Communist press works by Antony Buzek( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Archives of Czechs & Slovaks Abroad

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