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Vlajka movement (Czech Republic)

Last modified: 2002-08-09 by jarig bakker
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First emblem of Vlajka

[First emblem of Vlajka]  by Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

„Vlajka“ Political movement called Vlajka („Flag“)was active before and during WW2 in Czech lands.
Its Leader was certain J. Rys - Rozsévac. Political program was extremely right, nationalist, antisemtic and tended to Nazism.
Before War no flag of Vlajka is known (to me), but the emblem, consisting of golden Svatopluk Rods with linden branch and with Bohemian flag flying to the rigth. I saw some snaps of their party convetions, where several other symbols were displayed, such as armorial banners (squares) of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia and Subcarpathian Ruthenia.
After German occupation Vlajka struggled with Protectorate government for „place under German sun“. Vlajka newspaper „Árijský boj“ („Aryan fight“) was one of the worst political tabloids of fascist orientation.
In the beginning of 1940ies Vlajka merged with Český národne socialistický tábor (Czech National Socialist Camp). Main symbol of CNST-Vlajka was so called „Runový kríž“ (Runen Cross), a mysterious sign which has nothing to do neither with Runen nor with cross (see below).
Vlajka was (fortunately) not a mass organisation, but dangerous for patriots, because its collaboration with German secret police. Leader Rys-Rozsévac was (as far I know) after war executed.
Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

Vlajka banner

[Vlajka banner]  by Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

Flags were inspired by German model.
Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

Vlajka hanging flag

[Vlajka hanging flag]  by Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

Also version with red Runový kríž existed. The bracelets on Vlajka men uniforms showed vertical white stripe (like on vertical flag).
Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

Czech Labour Front banner

[Czech Labour Front banner]  by Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002

Organisation of Czech Labour Front (Ceská pracovní fronta) was also part of CNST-Vlajka. Its flag was probably charged with black cogwheel.
Aleš Křížan, 25 Jul 2002