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Part 6: An Experiment in Vivisection: Czechoslovakia’s Second Republic 1938-1939

“Hitler wasn’t going to stop.” Sir Nicholas Winton, photo: David Vaughan

As a result of the Munich Agreement of September 1938, Czechoslovakia ended up losing 30% of its territory, a third of its population and the greater part of its industry and raw materials.  It was, as Jan Masaryk put it, an “experiment in vivisection”.  The radio archives give vivid insights into the consequences of that experiment, which was to last less than six months and end in occupation and ultimately war.

You can find a transcript of the podcast at: https://www.radio.cz/en/section/special/an-experiment-in-vivisection-czechoslovakias-second-republic-1938-1939

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