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3. 5. 2021
A Broadcast About "Noráci" on Czech Radio

On 22 May 2021 at 20.05, ČRo Plus broadcasts the premiere of a program about Czechs in Norway during the Second […]

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28. 4. 2021
Letters to Descendants - Request for Materials from Deployment in Norway

During April 2021, we mailed about 180 letters to the descendants deployed. We ask them if we could look into […]

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21. 4. 2021
One Hundred Years Since the Birth of Oldřich Svoboda: from Brno to Northern Norway

Mr. Oldřich Svoboda was born on April 19, 1921 in Třebíč. We were recently contacted by his now grandson from […]

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20. 4. 2021
Were Those Deployed in Norway Compensated for Forced Labor?

  The answer is yes. However, only those who survived the compensation paid after 1999. Applicants for compensation had to […]

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12. 4. 2021
Help us Create Biographical Stories of forced labourers in Norway

The database of forced labourers in Norway is intended as a living database which, in addition to the basic data and […]

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10. 4. 2021
Documents of the Temporary Secretariat of "Noráci" handed over for research

In March 2021 - the last day before the lockdown - Mrs. Švecová in Havlíčkův Brod handed over to our […]

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29. 3. 2021
Another Fate of Fugitives from Norway: from Swedish Asylum to the Czechoslovak Army

Forced Czech workers who managed to escape to Sweden found help in the country, both from the Swedish authorities and […]

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23. 3. 2021
Escapes from Forced Deployment to Sweden

Hard work, harsh climatic conditions, poor security and a reluctance to serve the Germans have led many to be forced to […]

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23. 3. 2021
Labour Cards of Czechoslovaks from Norway Accessible online

After long negotiations with the National Archives in Oslo, we bring the opportunity for families and other interested parties to […]

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9. 3. 2021
Forced Labourer from Jihlava Region in Trondheim and Unique Pictures from Repatriation

At the end of February 2021, Dr. V. Hingarová visitied grandchildren of Mr. Holub, Eva and Václav, in the village […]

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3. 3. 2021
Narvik - Trondenes - Narvik 17.5.1945

On 15.2. 2021, the family from Prague-Stodůlky provided us with photographs of Mr. Jan Herian, who was deployed to Norway. He […]

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19. 2. 2021
Trondheim, Brettingen and Hattfjelldal. The Story of Mr. Opl

At the end of January, the son of Mr. Zdeněk Opl visited us at the Faculty of Arts in Prague. […]

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18. 2. 2021
Shooting cooperation with Český rozhlas

Czech Radio Plus (Český rozhlas) is preparing a program about the forced labor of Czechoslovaks in Norway. The almost hour-long program […]

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18. 2. 2021
Pictures from Engeløy and Narviku

On 2.2. in 2021 we were visited by a Prague collector who has in his collection a photographic legacy of František K., who […]

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1. 2. 2021
Suitcase from Narvik

Emil Tůma from Nová Paka returned from forced labor in Narvik with a new suitcase. The original one fell apart, so […]

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1. 12. 2020
Czechs in Trondheim

At the turn of 1942 and 1943, over 1,300 deployed Czechs passed through Trondheim in central Norway. Part of it […]

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14. 11. 2020
Repatriation from Narvik

After the end of the war in Norway, Czechoslovaks were concentrated in concentration camps for so-called displaced persons. They waited […]

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26. 10. 2020
Sources in Norwegian Archives

In Norway, there is a good part of documentation about the so called Czech Noráci. The vast majority of the papers […]

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26. 10. 2020
Norwegian Dissertation Thesis on Forced Labor (Including Czechoslovaks) in Norway

In October 2015, Gunnar D. Hatlehol defended his doctoral dissertation "Norwegeneinsatz 1940-1945. Organization Todt's workers in Norway and the degrees […]

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29. 9. 2020
Noráci in the Bachelor Thesis

The topic of forced deployment of Czech workers in Norway was elaborated by student Gabriela Králová in her bachelor's thesis, […]

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29. 9. 2020
Jan Novotný and his Photo Memories

At the end of September, we received several photos from Jan Novotný's relatives. It is a memorial album, which this forced […]

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10. 8. 2020
Pictures from Finnmark

In August 2020, Anežka M. visited us and brought several war pictures from her grand-grandfather, who was an OT forced […]

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26. 7. 2020
Personal Files of Forced Labourers in Oslo, Norway

The National Archives of Norway in Oslo recently made archival documents from World War II available. A central file of forced […]

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26. 7. 2020
Meeting with an Artist Petr Řehoř

Petr Řehoř is a painter and has lived in Finland since 1975. He is preparing an art project that themes the […]

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26. 7. 2020
Presentation in Munich

Our project based on Czech-Norwegian war relations was presented on March 6, 2020 at a scientific conference in Munich as part […]

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26. 7. 2020
Joint Meetings

In September 2019, the researchers met with Mr. Švec from Havlíčkův Brod, who organized joint meetings of these ex-forced labourers […]

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26. 7. 2020
Czech-Scandinavian Relations During the WW2 - Lectures

A series of lectures on relations between the Czech Republic and Scandinavia during World War II begins 4.3. at Charles University […]

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26. 7. 2020
Colloquium on Forced Labor in Scandinavia - POSTPONED

A professional colloquium on the topic of forced labor in Scandinavia was planned on 3 April 2020 at the Faculty […]

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26. 7. 2020
Czech Historical Journal Takes Forced Labor During the WW2 as its Main Topic

The March issue of the Czech historical journal "Dějiny a současnost" has just been published. Our team participated in the preparation […]

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26. 7. 2020
The Suitcase Full of Memories of Norway

The daughter of Josef Lébl from Prague-West keeps her father's suitcase from the war in the attic of the family […]

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26. 7. 2020
Studenti hledají informace o nasazených v Norsku. Pomůžete jim?

V rámci  kurzu o Česko-skandinávských vztazích studenti UK pátrají po osudech nasazených v Norsku. Simona Kloučková hledá informace o mužích s příjmením Svoboda, Václav Křenek […]

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2. 3. 2020
Meeting with an Artist Petr Řehoř

Petr Řehoř is a painter and has lived in Finland since 1975. He is preparing an art project that themes the […]

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25. 10. 2019
Web launch

In October 2019 we launched the test website NORACI.CZ. The site is planned to be fully operational at the turn […]

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