Book — 270 pages,  pages of plates : ilustrations ; 21 cm.
A continuation of his earlier work on Czechoslovak exile organizations, Fighting Communism from Afar: The Council of Free Czechoslovakia, this volume focuses on the activities of exile organizations after 1968. The author examines a substantial collection of personal letters, memoranda, letters to government officials, and journals published by organizations from archives in the Czech Republic, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as interviews with surviving members and functionaries of these organizations. The material illustrates the hardships, illusions, and disappointments of individuals who worked relentlessly for the restoration of civil rights and democracy in Czechoslovakia and to end the Soviet occupation of the country. These efforts were hampered by a lack of interest on the part of Western democracies for whom peaceful coexistence with the Soviet Union and its satellites was of paramount importance.
The foreign and domestic political context of the population exchange
Testimonies, memory fragments and sources.
A collection of memoirs documenting those peoples who were persecuted after WWII and whose civil rights were abused during the events of the Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange between 1947 and 1949. This work is dedicated to those Hungarians, Slovaks, Germans and their descendants who lost their homeland, their homes and the places where they had lived.
The product of painstaking research by the authors. Slovakia offers a long-awaited unprejudiced history of the Slovak people: their struggle for national identity, their aspirations for independence and economic development, and their ambition to have their state become democratic. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817999520 20160527