sprostý prostý voják – was the soldier indecent, common, or both?

Here’s a contribution I made on a Czech genealogy forum that made me laugh. https://digi.ceskearchivy.cz/DA?menu=3&id=5647&page=124&lang=cs Adalbert Ssanda [Šanda) sprostý vojak zahradky od K.K. E H? C: Rainer ++ Linirr Infanterie Regimentu, 8 Compagniesyn Vacslava ssandy [šandy] chalupnika ze zahradký panství Vožickeho matky Marie dcery Vaclava Bednaře sedlaka z Bzový N 8 panství Vožick It turns Read more about sprostý prostý voják – was the soldier indecent, common, or both?[…]

“The Swell Season: A Text on the Most Important Things in Life” by Josef Škvorecký

I love my ancestors, and have always wished that I could go back in time, observe their world, and really know them. The second best thing to a time machine is a good novel. Actually, in some ways, the novel is better; you can usually get inside the head of the characters and really understand Read more about “The Swell Season: A Text on the Most Important Things in Life” by Josef Škvorecký[…]

The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART TWO

Guest Post by Lukáš SvobodaTranslated by Kate Challis and Lukáš SvobodaOriginal Post found here Actually, I’m not sure exactly what I was hoping to find in SOA Prague when I went there to look up Martin’s marriage record; of course there was not going to be anything that wouldn’t be in any ordinary marriage record, which Read more about The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART TWO[…]

The Doxology was Controversial

The Lord’s Prayer is also called the Pater Noster (“Our Father”). The purpose of the prayer is to teach people to not pray ostentatiously, or for public show, but instead to submit yourself  to God’s will. Our cFather which art in heaven, dHallowed be thy ename. 10 Thy akingdom come. Thy bwill be done cin earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily abread. 12 And forgive us our adebts, Read more about The Doxology was Controversial[…]

The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART ONE

Guest Post by Lukáš SvobodaTranslated by Kate Challis and Lukáš SvobodaOriginal Post found hereI first encountered the Šnajberk family in 2009. Because my grandfather was a teacher, under the Nazi protectorate he had to demonstrate that he had no Jewish ancestors. Thanks to all the baptismal certificates which he had to provide, I easily got Read more about The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART ONE[…]

1939 Legal Regulations of Jews in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

VLÁDNÍ NAŘÍZENÍ ZE DNE 4.7.1939 O PRÁVNÍM POSTAVENÍ ŽIDŮ VE VEŘEJNÉM ŽIVOTĚ Here you can find the exact law regulating Jews in 1939 Czechoslovakia. Open it in google chrome, right click, and select “Translate to English.” It is a depressing read, but it will help you understand the situation for Jews in the Czech Lands Read more about 1939 Legal Regulations of Jews in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia[…]