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Edvard Beneš: foreign policy of the second Czechoslovak President and its development in 1938-1945
Oraiqat, Jakub ; Smetana, Vít (advisor) ; Šmidrkal, Václav (referee)
In this master's thesis I am researching the foreign policy of Edvard Beneš in 1938- 1945. Foreign policy of Czechoslovakia is closely linked to Beneš as he led it continuously since 1918 - first as a minister of foreign affairs and after 1935 as president. Beneš did reassess his foreign policy after the Munich Agreement and Czechoslovakia emerged from the World War II tightly connected to the Soviet Union without any western counterbalance. This shift in foreign policy subsequently led to transformation of Czechoslovakia into Soviet satellite which is frequent subject to criticism of Edvard Beneš. The goal of this thesis is to analyse the development of the second Czechoslovak President's foreign policy in 1938-1945 and to define the causes of the shift in the foreign policy of Czechoslovakia. I will be focusing mainly on the backgrounds of determining the foreign policy since Edvard Beneš' statements depended mainly on the audience. I want to accomplish that based on research of memoirs and many more documents. I will confront my interpretations of the primary sources with views from the secondary sources. One of the goals of this thesis is also to find out if it's possible to draw new and valuable conclusions by researching available primary sources.
World War II Posters and Propaganda
Studený, Dominik ; Řehořová, Irena (advisor) ; Gvoždiak, Vít (referee)
The thesis offers semiotic analysis of the World War II poster. It examines the fundamental rhetorical and visual examples based on specific ideological context. The thesis presents the representative war posters of the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States of America and Nazi Germany. Selected samples of the Czechoslovak posters are also included.
Language Island of Strýčice. The Life of Inhabitants During Years 1938-1946 From the Perspective of Economic and Social History
This bachelor theses focuses on the approach of everyday life of German and Czech inhabitants in the area of the language island of Strýčice (German Die Stritschitzer Sprachinsel) between years 1938-1946. It shows the process of changes that occurred in the researched period, using the perspective of economic and social history. It compares the situation between individual villages of the linguistic island and also in its surrounding. It also provides general overview of the local economic situation. It is necessary to emphasize the use of oral history and statistics as the main methods which were used.
Vlasta Javořická and Two Totalitarian Regimes between 1938 and 1953. Municipal Chronicle of this Writer as an Ego-Document
This paper deals with the problematic of ego-documents as historical sources. The following study is based on one example of these sources regarding the municipality of Studená during the first half of the 20th century. It is mainly focused on the local chronicle depicting the period of 1938-1949 written by the native of Studená and writer Vlasta Javořická. The important part of this work is an edition of this chronical completed with the comparaison with its almost identical copy. The chronical is characteristic of a noticable amount of specificities. It is predominantly an ego-document rather than an institutional and commemorative source. Through the analysis of local chronicles (ie. ego-documents) and the study of additional sources this paper aims to contribute among others to the theoretical problematic of the criticism of the historical sources. At the same time, it shall extend the existing findings regarding the study of the society and the reflection of some periods of the 20th century thanks to the official local chroniclers as well as the authors of different sources having a similar character. The main problematic of this paper is the question whether it is possible to fully use the ego-documents for the factual learning or rather for the research of the history of mentalities, dailyness, cultural and social history, ethnography, etc.
The influence of the expulsion and replacement of Sudeten Germans in Kraslice
Banzl, Marcel ; Nigrin, Tomáš (advisor) ; Šmidrkal, Václav (referee)
This bachelor's thesis deals with the effect of the forced expulsion of Germans from the town of Kraslice, and the replacement of the original population with newly arrived colonists from then-Czechoslovakia and other Eastern European countries in the 20th century. The introductory chapters provide historical context by describing Kraslice's history and the town's most prominent cultural and economic characteristics, and describe the process of expulsion in Kraslice. The core of the thesis is dedicated to both the short-term and long-term effects of population replacement. The post-war change in the local economy was mostly driven by the consolidation of pre-existing German businesses into two state-controlled companies, whose continuing function was key to the town's success. This transformation is therefore described with regards to its effects on Kraslice up to the present day. Due to strong anti-German sentiment after WWII, Kraslice's original culture was entirely wiped out (both figuratively and literally, as exemplified by the destruction of historical buildings) and replaced by the state-sanctioned "Slavic" culture, which was in reality a front for communist propaganda. For this reason, this thesis also details the absence of any cultural ties today's Kraslice has to the hundreds of years of...
Resettlement of Sedlčany region after WWII
Pištěk, Lukáš ; Hnilica, Jiří (advisor) ; Koura, Petr (referee)
The aim of this work is to address the problems of returning inhabitants of Sedlčansko from exile and to bring this issue into context of development (1945-1950) of the named territory. In particular, primary (archive) sources are used in the thesis, on which bachelor thesis is based. KEYWORDS Sedlčany, Sedlčany region, WWII., life in Sedlčany region 1945-1950, elections 1946, the beginning of collectivization
Documents of the Charles University 1938-1945
Veverková, Andrea ; Sekyrková, Milada (advisor) ; Ratajová, Jana (referee)
Charles university, as the first czech university, had and still has its important place in society. Its history is as rich as history of Czech lands, which it in its way reflects. One of the turning moments was surely the Second World War, which hit hard the whole spectrum of society at that time. This thesis is looking at this period through the optics of diplomatics and it is trying to introduce topic of the day-to-day official agenda of the university and its faculties. This institution of higher education could not function without the office system in the background, since it provided administrative support for the framework of its activities. The administrative work of university officials consisted primarily of the production of records, especially official correspondence, as well as protocols of meetings or the issue of documents governing the course of the university. Its aim is primarily to find out to what extent this clerical life at the university background has survived the period after 17th of November 1939, when the schools in Bohemia and Moravia were closed by Nazi occupiers. The bachelor thesis first deals with the history of university history from the beginning to the liberation in May 1945. In the next part there is a diplomatic analysis of selected papers from the period...
British Women in the War: On the "Home Front". A Contribution to the Study of British Society during World War II.
Rolfová, Jana ; Soukup, Jaromír (advisor) ; Kovář, Martin (referee)
(english) The thesis deals with the influence of the Second World War on the fate of women in Great Britain. Before the Second World War, the woman was expected to either be a domestic woman or to work in jobs exclusively for the female population. The war, however, changed the rules according to which the society was still managed. When men were called into combat, it caused a nationwide shortage of labor. Women were invited to take their places, and they included many positions that were previously considered inappropriate for them. The aim of this diploma thesis was to find out how far women and society were affected by this situation, which was brought by the war. In my thesis I analyzed the role of British women in the civilian sector on the so-called Home Front. In the first chapter I analyzed the process that led to the forced conscription of women and the problems that accompanied the process. The following chapter deals with the employment of women in industry, which proved to be the most problematic in relation to men and domestic duties of women. The third chapter deals with civilian defense and, above all, services that function within this institution. The penultimate chapter deals with the Women's Voluntary Service, which was created to support civilian defense and to provide services...
Hlučín Soldiers in the Wehrmacht - Conflicting Narrative in the Czech Culture of Remembrance
Fojtíková, Anežka ; Mikulová, Soňa (advisor) ; Kochnowski, Roman (referee)
This thesis examines the public manifestations of the culture of remembrance of WWII in the Hlučín Region, with an emphasis on the commemorations of the fallen local soldiers fighting in the Wehrmacht. The aim of the thesis is to describe the public commemorations of WWII in the Hlučín Region, and to examine the relation between the regional and the mainstream Czech narrative. The core difference between the narratives arises from the fact that the Hlučín residents took part in WWII on the side of the Germans. I investigate the means used in the commemorations, as well as who initiates, organizes and finances the commemorations and what are the motivations of the commemorations' participants. Among the means, I focus on the analyses of the memorials and graves of the fallen soldiers, as well as on acts of piety. I concentrate on the period after the Velvet Revolution, when the particular narrative of the Hlučín Region ceased to be a taboo. In the first chapter I present the terms, theoretical concepts and methodology of the research. The second chapter deals with the history of the Hlučín Region and the identity of its inhabitants. In the third chapter I outline the Czech narrative of WWII during the communist regime and after 1989. The fourth chapter presents the results of my research of the...
Didactic interpretation of foreign texts about the Holocaust for children
Razimová, Anežka ; Hausenblas, Ondřej (advisor) ; Reissner, Martin (referee)
The main aim of this diploma thesis is to provide materials about the Holocaust to secondary school teachers. The theoretical part provides general information about the Holocaust and World War II and it deals with the relation between the Holocaust and the Framework Educational Programme. It also informs about readers'specifics of pubescents and didactic interpretation of the texts. In the practical part, with the help of didactic interpretation of the books Counting Stars by Lois Lowry, Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyn, The Island on Bird Street by Uri Orlev and Mark Zusak's Book Thief, there are compiled lesson plans with workseehts and methodical instructions. In the diploma thesis, the E-U-R model and the methods of critical thinking (e.g. didactic Cinquain) are used to fill in the worksheets. Selected worksheets were tested on secondary school pupils and then the lessons and the achievement of the individual goals were evaluated. The diploma thesis also offers possibilities how to improve the lesson plans and worksheets. KEYWORDS Holocaust, World War II, foreign literature, literature for children, didactic interpretation, pubescent reading

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