Karlovy Vary

  • installation date: July 5, 2015
  • address: Emperor´s Bath Park, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • photo (c) Ladislav Křivan, Blesk

The Václav Havel’s Place was unveiled in connection with the 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Along with Mayor Petr Kulhánek (Karlovy Vary Civic Alternative), it was unveiled by Dagmar Havlová, Minister of Culture Daniel Herman (Christian Democrats) and the director of the Václav Havel Library, Marta Smolíková.

Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter

„If I consider the problem as that which the world is turning me into – that is, as a tiny screw in a giant machine, deprived of human identity – then there is really nothing I can do. Obviously I cannot put a stop to the destruction of the globe, the growing stupidity of nations and the repoduction of thousands of new thermonuclear bombs. If, however, I consider it as that which each of us originally is, or rahter what each of us – irrespective of the state of the world – has the basic potential to become, which is to say an autonomous human being, capable of acting responsibly to and for the world, then of course there is a great deal I can do.“

Václav Havel:
Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter, March 6, 1982

What Price Human Rights?