The topic of forced deployment of Czech workers in Norway was elaborated by student Gabriela Králová in her bachelor's thesis, which she successfully defended during the final state examination at the beginning of September.
The topic of Czech "Norwegians" is set in the broader historical context of World War II, the work provides a comprehensive picture of pre-war and Nazi-occupied Norway and presents the basic terminology of forced labor and total deployment. Furthermore, on the basis of archives, available and newly discovered sources and especially ego documents, it tries to analyze the living and working conditions of these involuntarily working Czechs, which is the focus of attention mainly in the final part.
The work (Češi totálně nasazení na nucené práce v okupovaném Norsku za druhé světové války) will soon be available in the digital repository of the Charles University.
Due to the great potential of the issue, the author will continue in her dissertation.