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The group of researchers from the Charles University and the University of Trondheim have from the summer 2019 been examining the topic of Czech forced labour in Norway.

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

Dr. Zdenko Maršálek from the Institute of Contemporary History at The Czech Academy of Science is an expert on war 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 Modern 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 doctorate on the total number of forcibly sent workers 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 diploma on Czech forced labour in Norway.  She collects sources and assists on the database and webpage administration.

 

Contact:  noraci@ff.cuni.cz

Project website at the Charles University webpage.

 

Project activities:

2019/winter: 
Launching project popularization webpage Noraci.cz

2020/February–May:
Semester couse: Czech-nordic war relation, Charles University

2020/March:
Roundtable Praha  - CANCELLED DUE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

2020/Autumn:
Editon of historical sources related to Czech forced labour in Norway

 

2020/Autumn:
Semester course: Czech - Scandianvian relations in the 20the century: personalities

 

2021/spring: 
Exhibtion on Czech forced labour in Norway during WWII

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