Couriers and people smugglers, 1948–1955

Implementation: 2015–2018

Head of project: Libor Svoboda

Other members of the project team: Martin Tichý, Juraj Kalina

Description of project: The project aims to capture the events along the whole border of former Czechoslovakia with Austria and Germany. It will focus on creating a database of people smugglers, couriers and their superior bodies. It will also look into the aspects of operation of selected people smuggling groups and organizations as well as recruitment, training and social status of couriers. Further, the project will also deal with the activities of the StB and other security forces in the combat against couriers and people smugglers.