Franken 1978: Koperníkovský obrat v exilové organizaci Opus bonum

Title: Franken 1978: Koperníkovský obrat v exilové organizaci Opus bonum
Variant title:
  • Franken 1978: Copernican revolution in the exile organization Opus Bonum
Author: Bakeš, Ondřej
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2021, vol. 68, iss. 2, pp. 247-260
  • ISSN
    1803-7429 (print)
    2336-4513 (online)
Type: Article
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The exile organization Opus Bonum has become more widely known by organizing the symposiums in the Bayern town Franken. Especially the first meeting in February 1978 became a milestone in the history of the association and one of the most important activities of exile after the Soviet occupation in 1968. On a common platform debated the representatives of so-called "winners" together with "losers" from February 1948, e.g. Zdeněk Mlynář and Pavel Tigrid The focus of the organization thus changed from the original cultural-religious one to a discussion meeting with a strong political accent. We will examine how and why this change occurred and how the new concept influenced Opus Bonum itself and also the Czech exile milieu in Western Europe.