“The Forgotten Story of Czech Jewish Teens”

If you missed the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library’s virtual presentation, The Forgotten Story of Czech Jewish Teens with Judita Matyášová, you can find the recording on the NCSML’s YouTube page and by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/5Ptc6-e2ngE. Matyášová is a Prague-based journalist. In the fall of 1939, many Czech Jewish teens left Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for Denmark, where they spent the next four years living with Danish foster families. Then, in 1943, the Nazis announced that the Jews who resettled in Denmark were no longer free. Rather than be arrested and deported, the teens fled to Sweden. Once close-knit, the youth separated in order to survive. She pieced together the histories of this group, resulting in a reunion 70 years later.