Editorial: 'Strangling culture' (7-31-41)

The Pittsburgh Press (July 31, 1941)


What the ‘new order’ in Europe means to the conquered:

In Czechoslovakia, all Czech schools will be closed at the end of this year, the buildings confiscated. The universities, now completely German-dominated, allowed Czech students to return this year if they met certain requirements, but not one percent ever returned. The Prague City Library was temporarily closed, then reopened. But of its 15,000 books, 10,000 had been removed from the shelves by the censors in the interim. The Sokol cultural and athletic societies have been completely dissolved.

It is thus that the Germans elect to usher in “the new days” – with darkness.