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What is Theresienstadt?

Theresienstadt was a nazi holding pen in Czechoslovakia. It served as a transit camp for Czech Jews whom the Germans deported to killing centers, concentration camps, and forced-labor camps in German-occupied Poland, Belorussia, and the Baltic States. It was a ghetto-labor camp to which the SS deported and then incarcerated certain categories of German, Austrian,… Keep Reading

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Czech neo-Nazis end march through Plzen

From CTK: About 150-200 Czech neo-Nazis reached the namesti Republiky square where the rally was to end after a 60-minute march through the West Bohemian town of Plzen this afternoon, the police said. However, upon an agreement with the police about one half of them will be driven by buses to the railway station and… Keep Reading

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Pilsen [Czech Republic] braces – again – for neo-Nazi march

From CeskyRozhlas/ Radio Prague: For the second time this year, the city of Plzen in West Bohemia is bracing itself for a march by neo-Nazi skinheads. As many as 400 skinheads will march down a route that takes them past Plzen’s Great Synagogue, the second largest in Europe. Efforts to ban the march have exhausted… Keep Reading

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Plzeò mayor faces dilemma as neo-Nazis plan new march past synagogue

The Czech Republic must test its own moral compass. From Cesky Rozhlas/Radio Praha: The Czech Republic’s freedom of speech and assembly laws have been tested to the full in recent months by a small but determined group of neo-Nazis. For the second time this year, the city of Plzeò in West Bohemia is bracing itself… Keep Reading

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Police prepare for Nov 17 demonstrations in Prague

Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld says that “the Europeans forget that it was American power that saved them from their own self-destruction and that American armed forces are still stationed in Germany 60 years after the end of World War II. They can afford to be pacifists because they expect America to do the fighting for… Keep Reading

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