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Who are the Noráci?

Noráci – Czech men who where sent to forced labour to Norway during World War II.
There were 1,300 of them.
The Czech-Norwegian Memorabilia project develops bilateral cooperation between the Department of Scandinavian Studies at Charles University and the Institute of Modern History at the University of Trondheim in the field of Norwegian and Czech history in the first half of the 20th century. Thematically, the project focuses mainly on the fate of Czechs forcibly deployed in Norway during World War II.


23. 9. 2021
Following in forced labourers' footsteps in Trondheim

Since mid-September, the Czech team has been on a business trip in Trondheim, Norway. Together with their Norwegian colleagues, they set […]

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30. 6. 2021
Arctic fox and Photos from Skibotn near Tromsø from the One of "Noráci" from Písek.

On June 23, 2021, Mr. and Mrs. Weil visited us at the Faculty of Arts. Mrs. Věra is the daughter […]

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15. 6. 2021
One Hundred War Letters from Kirkenes

On June 16, 2021, Mr. Josef Hofman's grandson (born 1921) brought war letters and notes from Norway, which lay in […]

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15. 6. 2021
New Biographical Stories of the Deployed. We Thank the Descendants for Their Cooperation.

During May 2021, we sent another 80 letters to the then military and later addresses. We heard over 15 offspring. […]

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