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The History of Sokol in the Czech Lands. The foundation of the unit in Prague took place on February 16th, Eight other units were founded in Bohemia and Moravia in the same year. T he first flag of Sokol was painted on silk by the famous Czech painter Josef Manes. It was unfurled on June 1st, at a grand ceremony in the presence of various dignitaries of the Czech state and Karolina Svetla became the mother of the flag.
THE STATUS OF CZECH WOMEN - THEN AND NOW
Population est. Capital and largest city est. Other large cities: Brno, ,; Ostrava, ,; Plzen, ,; Olomouc, , The Czech Republic's central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3, ft m above sea level.
Founded in , it united within its political framework the Jewries of the "historic countries" Bohemia, Moravia, and part of Silesia , connected with the Hapsburg Empire from and under its direct control from , and of Slovakia and Carpatho-Russia, an integral part of Hungary, from the tenth century. As of January 1, , Czechoslovakia ceased to exist as a separate entity and its territory became two independent nations, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Jewish communities of the various regions hence differed substantially in their demographic, economic, and cultural aspects, with influences of assimilation to the Czech and German cultures prevailing in the west, and the Hungarian in conjunction with the traditional Orthodox Jewish way of life in the east.