Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance

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“Border Crossings is the well-told and dramatic story of a young man whose comfortable life is abruptly transformed by the savagery of World War II. Forced to rely on primal instincts and his familiarity with the rugged highlands of Moravia, Charles Novacek casts his lot first with the anti-Hitler Underground and then with the resistance to the Nazis’ Communist successors. . ." -- Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

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Ostiepok - smoked sheep cheese, traditionaly made on Slovak and Polish side of High Tatry mountain range

Oscypek

is smoked cheese made of salty sheep`s milk. A special hand-made mould is used to shape the cheese.

If You Want Your Child To Survive The Future, Send Them To Art School

If You Want Your Child To Survive The Future, Send Them To Art School

Send your kids to art school. Heavily invest time and resources into their creative literacy. Do these things and they will stand a chance at finding wor...

Portada de la revista "Time" con el entonces dictador venezolano Marcos Pérez Jimenez en la misma. Febrero de 1955. / Cover of "Time" with the former Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez in it. February 1955.

Portada de la revista "Time" con el entonces dictador venezolano Marcos Pérez Jimenez en la misma. Febrero de 1955. / Cover of "Time" with the former Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez in it. February 1955.

Charles' sister Vlasta (Jakubová) was born on March 13, 1925 in Oždany, Slovakia. During World War II and the Cold War she was in the Czech resistance as a contact to her uncle, Colonel Josef Robotka.

Charles' sister Vlasta (Jakubová) was born on March 13, 1925 in Oždany, Slovakia. During World War II and the Cold War she was in the Czech resistance as a contact to her uncle, Colonel Josef Robotka.

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ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted…

Moravian Fields Image, Czech Republic - National Geographic Photo of the Day

Moravian Fields Image, Czech Republic - National Geographic Photo of the Day

Undulating fields tell an agricultural tale in the Czech Republic’s Moravia region in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.

The Immigrant’s Fate Is Everyone’s

The Immigrant's Fate Is Everyone's

I am an immigrant. I am also a human being, an American, a Vietnamese, an Asian and a refugee. I do not have to choose…

Guide Review for Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance - an incredible story about a young man's struggle to survive during a horrendous time in history. It is an unforgettable heart-felt tale of love, integrity, and honor.

Guide Review for Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance — Debbie Gonzales

To be completely honest, as a teen, historical studies were not my cup of tea. I’d gloss right over as teachers would yammer on about the geographical locations of historical battles. And, then, to have to pair that information with the dates they occurred…well, look for me hiding out in the janitor

Border Crossings by Charles Nováček | Tres Bohemes

Border Crossings is an award-winning memoir by Czech author Charles Nováček. It is an excellent book which mingles the fascinating life of an incredible man with the history and turmoil of his country during the 20th century.

"Border Crossings", $19.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling by Charles Novacek.  A memoir that reads like a thriller!  This charming, erudite artist spent his boyhood in the Czech Resistance, defending his homeland from the Nazis and the Communists.

Prague International Gift Shop, Czech Family Cookbook, Czech Pioneers of the Southwest

Czech Center Museum Houston, open to the public for receptions, weddings, parties and meetings, is a non-profit educational, cultural arts organization located in the Museum District in Houston, Texas.

Radio antenne British-trained Czech agent used to communicate with London over   assassination of leading Nazi in Second World War discovered in attic

Czech resistance radio antenna used in Reinhard Heydrich assassination discovered

Radio antenne British-trained Czech agent used to communicate with London over assassination of leading Nazi in Second World War discovered in attic

Border Crossings by Charles Nováček | Tres Bohemes

Border Crossings is an award-winning memoir by Czech author Charles Nováček. It is an excellent book which mingles the fascinating life of an incredible man with the history and turmoil of his country during the 20th century.

Border Crossings by Charles Nováček | Tres Bohemes

Border Crossings is an award-winning memoir by Czech author Charles Nováček. It is an excellent book which mingles the fascinating life of an incredible man with the history and turmoil of his country during the 20th century.

The Ghosts of Border Fortifications

Czech border fortifications are captured by Czech photographer Roman Kubeček, who has created a series of incredible photographs depicting the fortifications during the war and today.

New! Educator's Guide for Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance.

Educator’s Guide Debut + 2nd Anniversary of Border Crossings

Today, 10/21/14,* I hail the second anniversary of the launch of BORDER CROSSINGS: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance. Thank you one and all for your encouragement and support of Charles Novac…

“Meet Sandra Novacek, a suburban Detroit librarian … and resistance fighter. Yes, resistance fighter. Now, Sandra would be the first to say that she is not the hero of this story. That title would rightly belong to her late husband, Charles Novacek,...

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