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Introduction : the Cold War and contemporary understandings of the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia World War II and the East European revolution Intellectuals in the Czech environment Four groups of postwar Czech intellectuals The communist aim : the creation of a new Czechoslovakia The battle over the recent past I : the experiences of Munich and World War II The battle over the recent past II : the First Republic and Tomá́š G. Masaryk The shift in sensibilities and generations : May 5, 1945, versus October 28, 1918 The reorientation of national identity : Czechs between East and West Socialism and communist intellectuals : the "Czechoslovak road to socialism" Socialism and democratic socialist intellectuals : the "new socialist ethos" Socialism and Roman Catholic intellectuals : the "fateful struggle between spirit and matter" Socialism and Protestant intellectuals : the "kingdom of God on earth"? Conclusion : the end of Czechoslovak democracy and the rise of communism in Eastern Europe.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-356) and index.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.