“Our People Stagger from Starvation in the Camp”. Cover Image

„Naši lidé se potácí po táboře hladem“
“Our People Stagger from Starvation in the Camp”.

The Czechs in Refugee Camps in Austria after February 1948

Author(s): Martin Nekola
Subject(s): WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Cold-War History
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Czechs; Refugee Camps; Austria; cold war;

Summary/Abstract: It is generally well known that thousands of people had to flee to the West from Czechoslovakia shortly after the communist coup in February 1948. The post-February émigrés in the free world first made their way to refugee camps in Germany, Austria and Italy, where they languished in poor conditions often for many months before they were allowed to continue their journey. This stay in limbo, behind the walls and fences of the camps, is still a topic of the impending Cold War to which little research has been devoted. It is even more true of the camps located in Austria.

  • Issue Year: XV/2021
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 80-89
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Czech