Volume 9/2017/2

Jaroslav Vaculík
The Problems Facing Czech Teachers in Polish Volhynia in the First Half of the 1930s

In 1932, Czech teacher Jan Kozák was expelled from Volhynia. He had taught young Czech people to love the old country and thereby incurred the displeasure of the Polish authorities which sought to increase the Polish influence in the eastern border regions populated by national minorities. The Czechs in Polish Volhynia remembered the much greater respect and esteem they had enjoyed under Czarist Russia.

Keywords: Volhynia; the Czechs; Polish government.

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