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Forgotten Apocalypse - The Czech Reflection of the Retreat of the German Heeresgruppe Mitte
Jakl, Tomáš ; Beneš, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Hutečka, Jiří (referee) ; Mücke, Pavel (referee)
Title: Forgotten Apocalypse - The Czech Reflection of the Retreat of the German Heeresgruppe Mitte Author: Mgr. Tomáš Jakl Abstract: There are war campaigns that can be described simply, others more difficult to describe, and some cannot be reconstructed by a continuous narrative at all. The events in the Czech Lands in the first two weeks of May 1945 belong to the most difficult to describe. The fact that there was the largest of last German fighting groups of armies is well known. It is also commonly known that it was the Central Army Group commanded by Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner. Significantly less is known that as a result of the outbreak of the Czech Uprising, this group of armies retreated across the rebellious territory to the demarcation line between the US and the Red Army The last desperate illusion of German soldiers was that they would contact the Americans and jointly drive the Russians out of Europe. Allied Commander-in-Chief in the West, General Dwight David Eisenhower, did not intend to do anything after the death of US President Roosevelt, which the Soviet dictator could even interpret as a similar development. Not only did he forbid General Patton from crossing the agreed line in advance with the Soviets, visually accommodating the retreating Germans, but the US troops also released...
Miners as a profession in the background of the Ostrava region.
Hybešová, Kateřina ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Krátká, Lenka (referee)
This thesis deals with the development of mining and mining colonies in the Ostrava region and also deals with the interpretation of interviews with miners performing their profession in the Ostrava-Karviná mining district between years 1950 and 1994. It focuses not only on the development of the environment and mining conditions in the Ostrava region, but also reasons and motivations for choosing a demanding and often life-threatening profession, as mining is. The thesis is produced using inductive method, where the processes at the individual level apply to wider groups. Such processing allows me to process interviews with witnesses alongside traditional written sources. The finding of the thesis is the fact that there are three main motives for the choosing of mining profession, which are family tradition, the possibility of not participating in two-year compulsory military training and last but not least, the above-standard wage. The thesis offers another view on how workers in socialist Czechoslovakia lived.
Travelers between the Czechoslovakia and the Great Britain in the years 1945-1948
Kučera, Jaroslav ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Wohlmuth, Petr (referee)
This thesis deals with the postwar travelers between Czechoslovakia and Great Britain in 1945 - 1948 and it is thematiclly divided into three chapters. The first part focuses on the impacts of the war on European countries and mainly on Czechoslovakia, Breat Britain and Germany. It mainly emphasizes the state of transport infrastructure, which has played a key role in bringing people back home. An important part of these returns was also the sophisticated plan that the Czechoslovak government in exile created. The second part examines the development of Czechoslovak - British relations as well as the work of diplomatic and cultural institutions which played a key role in providing foreign internships and foreign study programs. Through study programs, many students and researchers could visit Great Britain. The work of Czechoslovak exiles and their influence on the British public is also taken into account in this work. The final part examines the travel conditions in post - war Europe. It tries to examine these travel conditions from historical sources and mainly the written and audiovisual memories of the witnesses. The emphasis here is on the description of repatriation from the United Kingdom and on the restoration of civilian transport routes, which have recovered quite quickly after 1945.
The Rise and Fall of CSLA?! Military profession (1960-1970) in the collective memory of the officer corps
Hlaváček, Jiří ; Vaněk, Miroslav (advisor) ; Šedivý, Ivan (referee) ; Mücke, Pavel (referee)
The Rise and Fall of CSLA?! Military profession (1960-1970) in the collective memory of the officer corps Jiří Hlaváček Abstract: The aim of this dissertation thesis is the reflection of everyday life and the (transformation) of the professional identity of the officers' corps in the 1960s in the collective memory. The research is based on narrative analysis of oral-historical interviews with witnesses who served in the Czechoslovak People's Army during the period under review. Memories of witnesses are compared with other types of historical sources. The first part of the thesis is devoted to the problems of everyday life in the socialist type army. The content analysis focuses on the motivation of witnesses for the choice of the military profession, the specifics of military life, ideology in the army, the relationship between the soldiers and the public, as well as on the combat readiness and role of the Czechoslovak army in the eventual potential cold-war conflict. The second part of the thesis deals with the actions of actors on the background of event history. It is followed by the reflection of the Prague Spring, the August occupation of 1968 and the subsequent normalization of the army in the early seventies. The main focus is on the narrative analysis of the actors' strategies and the different...
In the shadow of the eagle, on the lion's chest and under the double silver cross: The life story of Anton Malinovský (1922-2011)
Harmáček, Jan ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (referee)
The subject and aim of this diploma thesis is to capture the life story of (Czech) Slovak soldier Anton Malinovský (1922-2011). The greatest emphasis will be placed on the period of his youth and military experience from the Slovak National Uprising, but the other phases of the life of Anton Malinovský will be also reflected. Anton Malinovsky, as a soldier of the Slovak army, participated in the Slovak National Uprising, from where he was captured and used as a forced labor in Bratislava. After the WW2, he became a professional soldier. He served in various departments in Slovakia or in the Infantry School in Milovice and from 1953 until his retirement he worked in the Military Training Center in Nové Město nad Váhom. The work will be chronologically ranging from birth to the death of Anton Malinovský in 2011. From a methodological point of view, the work will use methods of qualitative and historical research, from a typological point of view the concept of biography will be a science-historical life story with elements on the border of an artistic and scientific biography. The work also exploits the concept of sociological imagination. The basis for research and development of the life story will be the memories of Anton Malinovsky, captured by sons at the end of his life on recording equipment,...
The Evolution of Oral History in the Czech Republic
Drahovzalová, Michala ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Houda, Přemysl (referee)
The presented study maps the topic of oral history development in the Czech Republic. The research, conducted mainly via oral history method, reflects the period since 1989 as this method could only be developed after the fall of the communist regime. The first part of the thesis deals with the chosen methodology, introduces the research topic and its objectives and clarifies the historical background. The second part of the thesis presents the analysis and interpretation of the collected material. I focus on the research projects that have been conducted via oral history and publication outputs. I try to put the researches within the broader context as well. Finally, I focus on the development of institutional background in the Czech Republic and mention central institutions where oral history method is being used. I emphasize on insights and views of my narrators who are themselves active participants in the process of establishing oral history in the Czech Republic. Key words Oral history, qualitative methods, project Sto studentských revolucí, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Oral History Association
Reflection of police work from the point of view of policemen and policewomen
Kapr, Ondřej ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Wohlmuth, Petr (referee)
This thesis follows up with reflection of police work, from the point of view policeman and policewoman themselves, in the historical context of the operation of the Police of the Czech Republic from 1991 until present. The foundation of all of this work is orally historical research from present and former police officers. The goal of this work is to apprise public with perception of police surrounding from inside, right from regular police officers. In this thesis are analysed and evaluated discovered connections. Key words: Police, Police of the Czech republic, oral history, history, police culture
The Prague Metro - phenomenon in the context of Czechoslovak history
Burian, Jiří ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Krátká, Lenka (referee)
6 Abstract The thesis deals with Prague metro as a social phenomenon in the history context of Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic in recent two centuries. The work focus on perception of Prague metro from the point of view of general contenporary history and well known public sources in comparison with perception of common people or different subcultures. It also informs about all valuable resources about Prague metro and subject these to continual critical evaluation. In order to make a full understanding of the context, there is also a short part about history of Prague metro. The empiric part is processed by analogical approach to Czech and Czechoslovak history as well as interpretation of the used interviews.
Connexions between village population and the insane asylum in Horní Beřkovice in the years 1968-1989
Novotný, Ondřej ; Randák, Jan (advisor) ; Mücke, Pavel (referee)
Presented Bachelor Thesis Connexions between village population and the insane asylum in Horní Beřkovice in the years 1968-1989 is a contribution to the theme of Czechoslovak psychiatry and its relation to ordinary people during the period of normalization in Czechoslovakia. The aim of my work is to bring people's views closer to the institution, which have evolved and dynamically changed over the years. Based on interviews with narrators, residents of the village and former employees of the asylum that I did during field research, I describe their memories in contrast to the history of the asylum. Thus, the thesis deals with a rather subjective view of the entire history of the period under review and, besides the chronicle records, also brings the views of the respondents to the situation at that time.
The hidden history of piece of stone
Ševčík, Tomáš ; Mücke, Pavel (advisor) ; Hlaváček, Jiří (referee)
The main goal of this thesis is recontruction of a historical event which took place on the shooting-range in Kladno - Krnčí on 1st June 1942 by using the oral history method. Shortly after the World war 2nd , there was build a memorial, which reminded this tragedy and was soon forgotten. Recording interviews with the contemporaries of that event and family relatives plays the key role. Along side that the thesis stands on information from various fonds of National archive, State regional archives and Archive of safety organs, and also from online sources and print. The author describes in the text his first touch with the oral history method and obstacles deriving from particular interviews. He focuses on finding and interviewing direct witnesses of the tragedy, even a son of the executed in one case. The core of the thesis is dedicated to narators view on the event in 1942 which they could hear or experience. By comparing the archive sources and the narators interpretations there contruction of the incident becomes a solid overview what happens before the execution in 1942. Besides the main proposition of applicability of oral history method on recontruction of the past, the author also thinks of practical experiences in using the oral history method. Keywords: Kladno - Krnčí, execution June 1st...

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