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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.





Radio

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.



Christmas

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


School

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.




Marriage

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.

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