RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 7/1
Extent51 ff.
TitleCzechoslovakia: General situation
Date31 Mar-10 Dec 1938
DescriptionPapers concerning the political situation and church and state relations.

Includes a letter to Rev A. Macdonald from C.H. Grimes of the British Legation about the annexation of Austria and the situation of the Sudeten Germans, 31 Mar 1938, including a informal report on the Anschluss, or the annexation of Austria into Germany, and its possible impact on Czechoslovakia; press cutting reporting the response of Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury to a meeting of the British Christian Council for International Friendship, Life and Work after an address by Dr Frank Bednar, 24 May 1938; letter to Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury in response to comments published in The Times newspaper discussing the Minorities Treatment and the actions of the Czech government, and his reply, 24 May-10 Jun 1938; letter to Lang from Mr Ferdinand Kavka, Curator of the Synod of the Evangelical Church of Bohemian Brethren discussing the German occupation of parts of Czechoslovakia, its new frontiers and the impact on the church with the request that Lang help secure minority rights for congregations which will be ceded to other countries, and a letter noting it had been forwarded to the Foreign Office, 14-24 Oct 1938; correspondence between Viscount Cecil Lytton and Lang concerning a request that Lang along with others put their name to a press statement by Lytton addressed to the Czechoslovak Republic on its twentieth birthday, 21-26 Oct 1938; note referring to the letter from Kavka, and a response from William Strang, Under-Secretary of Syaye at the Foreign Office, 24 Oct-5 Nov 1938; report by Henry Louis Henriod on 'Refugees in Czechoslovakia: an urgent need arising out of the Munich agreement of October 1938', 31 Oct 1938; letters on behalf of Lang referring to forwarded documents sent to Sir Basil Newton, 11-16 Nov 1938; report on 'The Present Situation of the Churches in Czechoslovakia' by Henry Louis Henriod, Nov 1938; letter to Lang from Professor D. Adolf Keller relating to a survey on the donations received by the European Central Office for Inter-Church Aid, 9 Dec 1938; quotation from the minutes of the World Council of Churches meeting held in Utrecht, May 1938; correspondence concerning the administration of the Czech Refugees Fund launched by Sir Harry Twyford,as Lord Mayor of London, 9-10 Dec 1938; note of those invited to be Honorary Presidents of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia.

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