Rapid Spread of Anti-nazi Drive Noted in Bohemia and Moravia

A widespread anti-German campaign is rapidly gaining scope and momentum here, in defiance of intensified Reich efforts to “Nazify” the newly-established protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

Disregarding repeated arrests of suspected agitators, the threat of permanent Reich garrisons, and ostentatious display of Nazi military might, the Czechs maintain their courage and their hope that they will once more regain their independence. The anger and resentment which swept across Bohemia and Moravia when the Nazis shattered the republic in March has not abated. It is now coupled with a relentless underground campaign in which the old methods used against the Habsburgs during the World War are being revived. Whispered propaganda, well-organized distribution of anti-Nazi pamphlets, and silent but significant demonstrations have multiplied in recent weeks. Behind this ominous screen anti-German moves of greater portent are believed underway, shrouded by impenetrable mystery.

Anti-German agitators secretively distribute mimeographed copies of speeches of former President Eduard Benes in the United States articles in American newspapers and even pamphlets bearing the “Ten Commandments of a good Czech” similar to the anti-Austrian tracts put into circulation prior to the World War.

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