Recalling August 1968: significance of the year 1968 for the Czech exile in Austria and Switzerland
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2021, vol. 68, iss. 2, pp. 225-245
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
Persistent identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.5817/SHB2021-2-12
Stable URL (handle): https://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/144282
The Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia caused thousands of people fleeing the country to the West. In spite of hard times at the beginning of the immigration, most of the refugees have been able to accommodate to the new conditions and build up a career and new life. This study deals with the Czech communities in Austria and Switzerland after 1968. The author uses the content analysis of the periodical press and recorded interviews to describe the Remembrance Culture of members of the communities. The main research question of the paper is whether the year 1968 (which is the milestone in the Czech history) plays any role in collective consciousness of the Czech exile.