Baťa, Židé a Steinův seznam (1938–1939)
Baťa, Jews and Stein’s List (1938–1939)
Baťa, die Juden und die Stein-Liste (1938–1939)
This study looks at the sending of Jewish workers at the Baťa company in Zlín out of Czechoslovakia to safety abroad and out of the reach of Nazism in 1938–1939. Baťa sent its Jewish workers abroad for business matters during the 1920s and 1930s, and during a period when German Nazism and the Nuremberg Laws on race represented a growing threat, there was a growing emphasis on the opportunity to send a large number of Jewish workers out of Czechoslovakia to safety abroad. By using previously overlooked archival sources, and memoirs, the author investigates numbers of such workers sent away directly by the company, or with its assistance. The period looked at can be divided into a number of stages (pre-Munich, the Second Republic, the Protectorate), each of which had its own peculiar aspects due to the political situation. In this study, the author endeavours to give precise figures on the number of Baťa employees sent abroad, and endeavours to introduce new facts to discussion of this issue.