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Vlasta Kordová

Junior Fellow (03/2024 – 08/2024)


Bandenbekämpfung: The Nazi Persecution of Objective Enemies in the Reflection of the “Heydrichiada” and the Slovak National Uprising


Vlasta KordováThe project examines the methods of fighting partisans used by the German occupiers and their connection to the Holocaust. It conceptualises the term "fighting gangs" used by the Nazis and shows how it became ideologically charged (followed by the concept of "war of extermination"). The theoretical part of the thesis focuses on the earlier development as well as the goals of Nazi "security policy" and its main instrument - the police. The empirical part then applies the results of the theoretical analysis to two examples where the National Socialist security forces had to react to an immediate "threat": the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in May 1942 and the operation against the Slovak National Uprising in autumn 1944.


Vlasta Kordová, graduate of the Philosophical Faculty and the Faculty of Education at Charles University in Prague, currently a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jan Evangelista Purkynê University in Ústí nad Labem. During her doctoral studies numerous scholarships in Germany and Austria. Author of several articles and two monographs.


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