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‘A Time of Destruction and Hope’ exhibition

‘A Time of Destruction and Hope’ exhibition


The A Time of Destruction and Hope exhibition gives a chronological account of the most important military and political events of the Second World War, while not forgetting the experiences of the civilian population, culture or the economy. It also tells the story of the participation of Czechoslovak fighters on all fronts during the Second World War and of civilians involved in the home resistance movement. The exhibition is divided into several themed units – the creation and activities of Czechoslovak units on the territory of the Soviet Union, battles of Czechoslovak soldiers and pilots in Poland, France, the Middle East and Great Britain, battles for liberation on the territory of Czechoslovakia, the Holocaust and concentration camps and the everyday life of the populace. The aim of the exhibition is not only to provide basic information for visitors in the Second World War period, but also to convey, through the medium of the personal stories of participants and emphasised by the authentic items donated to the exhibition by direct participants in the battles.

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