Photo courtesy of The Cold War Museum
The exile of thousands of individuals is going to be covered at an upcoming presentation.
As World War II came to an end, Czechoslovakians gained freedom from the Nazis. In the years that followed, they watched another authoritative government emerge.
By February 1948, members of the Communist Party had taken control, according to a release from The Cold War Museum.
Many residents of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia sought shelter in displaced persons camps that were located in Austria, Germany and Italy.
Martin Nekola will give a presentation about the exile on November 3.
Nekola attended Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where he earned a doctorate in political science
He has written many articles and books, and serves as the Coordinator of the Czechoslovak Talks Project.
Old Bust Head Brewing Company and The Cold War Museum are co-hosting the event, which begins at 2 p.m. at the brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road in Vint Hill Farms.
Tickets may be bought on eventbrite for $35 or at the door for $45.
Those unable to attend can purchase a ticket online and receive a link to the video by emailing the museum’s Executive Director Jason Hall at email@example.com.
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