Experts From Czechoslovakia In Yugoslavia 1945-1948 Cover Image

Stručnjaci Iz Čehoslovačke U Jugoslaviji 1945–1948
Experts From Czechoslovakia In Yugoslavia 1945-1948

Author(s): Slobodan Selinić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: Yugoslavia; Czechoslovakia; political relations

Summary/Abstract: After the Second World War, Yugoslavia attempted to ease the lack of workforce by hiring experts, particularly Germans from Czechoslovakia. The attempt was to use the bad position in which Germans were by the end of the war there. Recruiting experts to come in Yugoslavia was coordinated by the Yugoslav embassy in Prague, whose work on this filed intensified in 1947. Yugoslav representatives shipped recruited experts to Yugoslavia in ’transports’. According to the Czechoslovak data, Ministry of Interior granted entrance in Yugoslavia to 71 German experts with 106 members of the family – a total of 177 people from 24 July 1946 to 10 April 1947. Exact number of experts from Czechoslovakia in Yugoslavia is difficult to establish, but they it definitely exceeded this statistics. They worked in industry, healthcare, institutions of culture and science, and urbanism. Their basic motives were wages and jobs. Many of them were divided from their families, which they were supporting, as Yugoslav government allowed for parts of their salaries to be shipped to their relatives. Many Czechoslovak experts and workers employed in Yugoslavia had a rich experience and great knowledge, contributing with their work significantly to the development of Yugoslav industry.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 79-90
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian