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Lisicky Collection (1915-1948)

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Karel Lisicky served in the Czechoslovak diplomatic service from its foundation in 1918 when Czechoslovakia gained her independence. He was posted to the Czechoslovak embassy in Paris 1918-1926 and in Warsaw 1927-1931. From 1932 until 1936 he was part of the Czechoslovak delegation to the League of Nations. In 1936 he was given the post of counsellor of the Czechoslovak embassy in London. He remained in this position throughout the Munich crisis and the Second World War during which time Czechoslovakia was under German occupation and the Czechoslovak Government in exile was based in London. After the end of the war and the restoration of Czechoslovak independence Lisicky was posted to the Czechoslovak delegation to the United Nations where he was on a number of committees. Most notably he was chairman of the United Nations Palestine Commission which was set up to partion Palestine in 1948. Later in 1948 Lisicky resigned from the diplomatic service after the Communists took power in Czechoslovakia. He spent the remainder of his life in exile in Britain.


Documents on Czechoslovak foreign relations, including material on the aftermath of the First World War; the League of Nations, 1934-1937; the Munich Agreement and its consequences, 1938-1939; the Czechoslovak Government in exile, 1939-1945; Sudeten minority problem, 1940-1945; peace negotiations with Germany and Austria, 1944-1947; United Nations, 1945-1948; press cuttings and periodicals.

20 boxes

(Language) Czech & English & French & German & Polish & Russian

Unrestricted access

See also: MAS for some papers of Jan Masaryk, (Czechoslovak ambassador to London 1925-1938 and Czechoslovak foreign minister 1940-1948)

Catalogue of Lisicky Collection - class descriptions

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