Czech Republic: Exiled nuns
In the early 1950s, the Communist regime removed hundreds of Roman Catholic nuns from their convents and sent them to the village of Bílá Voda. For decades they were kept under close watch by security forces and could only practice their religion in secret.
Twenty-five years after Czechoslovakia’s "velvet revolution”, the village of Bílá Voda has decided to take on the legacy of the Communist past. The major is planning a museum devoted to the memory of the nuns who were banished there.
Nothing in the American News about this Communist run Internment Camp in Bílá Voda, Czechoslovakia for thousands of Catholic nuns from all over Communist occupied Czechoslovakia during the Cold War from the early 1950s to 1990.
In the video, they interview a former Czechoslovak Communist Party member who said he exploited the nuns as nannies and free child care for his children.
The nuns at the camp had to perform heavy labor like constructing buildings and were each given a cup to brush their teeth in and eat soup from. The biggest problem was water one nun said; the nuns were not given any pots or buckets from the Left Wing Extremists during their confinement at Bílá Voda.