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Since the summer 2019, the group of scholars from the Charles University and the University of Trondheim have been researching  the topic of Czech forced labour in Norway.

Dr. Vendula V. Hingarová from the Charles University in Prague  is a spiritus agens of the group. She researches  on Czech-Scandinavian relations and mobility of Czechoslovaks to Scandinavia during WWII. She collects ego-documents and is responsible to make the history of the Czech forced workers known to the general public and especially to the relatives and descendants of the workers. She is a creator of this project´s web page. Contact

Dr. Zdenko Maršálek from the Institute of Contemporary History at The Czech Academy of Sciences is an expert on military history in Middle-Europe. He researches the complexity of nationalities of all the forced workers and soldiers in Wehrmacht in Norway.

Prof. Hans Otto Frøland from the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Trondheim is an expert on Norwegian war history. He researches the German building projects in Norway where forced labours and war prisoners from occupied Europe worked.

Dr. Gunnar Hatlehol from the University of Trondheim has made his Ph.D. on the total number of workers forcibly sent to Norway, his work being the largest source in this field.

Gabriela Králová is a student in history and Scandinavian studies at the Charles University. She writes M. A. diploma on Czech forced labour in Norway.  She collects sources and assists on the database and webpage administration.



Project website at the Charles University webpage.


Project activities:

Launching project popularization webpage

Semester couse: Czech-nordic war relation, Charles University


Editon of historical sources related to Czech forced labour in Norway


Semester course: Czech - Scandianvian relations in the 20the century: personalities


Exhibtion on Czech forced labour in Norway during WWII

Filozofická fakulta
Univerzita Karlova
nám. Jana Palacha 1/2
116 38 Praha 1