Young Czechs’ knowledge of history shaky

The agency Post Bellum, formed by a group of historians and journalists with the aim of increasing public knowledge of the 20th century Czech history, has published the results of a survey indicating that 60 percent of young Czechs have no idea what happened in 1938. Only four in 10 respondents aged between 18 and 24 were able to say what the terms of the Munich Agreement were.

Knowledge of what happened in 1948 and 1968 – the communist take-over and the Soviet-led invasion -was more sound thanks to information gained largely from their parents and grandparents.