Belarusian Émigrés in Czechoslovakia, 1918–38 Cover Image

Běloruská emigrace v Československu (1918–1938)
Belarusian Émigrés in Czechoslovakia, 1918–38

Author(s): Daniela Kolenovská
Subject(s): History
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR
Keywords: Belarus; Czechoslovakian state; Belarussian minority; Eastern Europe before WWII; Belarussian journals in Prague; Belarusian Self-help Committee’s; loyalty to the German authorities after the Occupation of Bohemia and Moravia

Summary/Abstract: Using records from Czech archives this article outlines the situation of the Belarusian émigrés in Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1938. It fi rst presents a brief overview of the development of the Belarusian national movement and the reactions of this movement to the changes brought about largely by the First World War. In this context it traces the efforts of Belarusian émigrés who formed a government-in-exile and, after the stabilization of the Soviet Union, continued to push for an independent Belarusian state, despite the absence of truly international support, a lack of funds, and in-fighting. Only a minimum of Belarusians were oriented to working with Russian émigrés. Apart from having a political side, the club life of Belarusian students in Czechoslovakia also involved the arts. The article contains biographic information on the memebers of the Belarussian intelectual elite in Czechoslovakia.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2007
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 78-105
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Czech