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Post-World War I Famine & Health Care in Czechoslovakia & Carpatho-Rusyn Lands

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how American & British aid helped a newly formed nation from 1919 to 1922.
Personalities and Projects – Obstacles faced by the American Relief Administration as told by Lincoln Hutchinson, the agency’s manager in Prague.
An Angel of Mercy – How the leadership of Britain’s Lady Muriel Paget made a difference in Slovak villages and built the Slovak Red Cross.
Ideology vs. Need – Why food theft by invading communists from Hungary and land redistribution policies made suffering worse.
Trade Wars 1920 – A regional fight over potatoes, sugar, and coal.
Sowing Seeds of Growth & Gratitude— Slovak-American banker Michal Bosak.

This program is co-sponsored by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) and the Rusin Association of Minnesota.
Includes research from the British Red Cross, the Hoover Presidential Library, and General Mills.


May 23
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Czechoslovak Genealogical Society Internatioal