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Oral History Scrapbook

Here are a few snapshots which show the way things were in rural Czechoslovakia, and Czechs & Slovaks cultivating American soil.


Here are a few photos of Czechs and Slovaks broadcasting on Radio Free Europe, the BBC, Voice of America and some Czech and Slovak American programs.

Life in a Refugee Camp

Many Czechs and Slovaks who fled their homeland during the Cold War era spent their first weeks in the West in a refugee camp. Here are some photos and documents from such camps which show different aspects of life there.


'Tis the season to be jolly - click here to see some of the ways Czechs and Slovaks have celebrated Christmas around the world.


Do you remember your schooldays? And did they look like this? Here are a selection of images of Czechs and Slovaks learning, graduating and teaching in history.


From a Moravian wedding in 1924 to a svatba in West Germany in the 1980s, click here to view some of the ways Czechs & Slovaks have tied the knot over the past century.

Dance, Drama and Recreation

Whether it's treading the boards or leaping the vault, Czechs & Slovaks have documented themselves doing it - and even brought these photos as keepsakes to the United States. Here are some snaps of Czech & Slovak immigrants' pastimes over the last 100 years.