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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.