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PHOTO: Karol Sidon: Where Foxes Bid Goodnight  13/09/17

The fantasy novel Outsider closes the tetralogy Where Foxes Bid Goodnight by Chaim Cigan. In the work Cigan (the pseudonym of the prose author, dramatist and former chief rabbi of Prague, Karel Sidon) attempts to pull together the stories of multiple heroes we have encountered in this and parallel worlds in the previous three books and to rectify that which was originally unleased by a discovery that enabled time travel. More

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PHOTO: Grandfather’s Diary. An ordinary life in extraordinary times  08/09/17

In the book Dědečkův deník (Grandfather’s Diary) journalist Libuše Koubská offers a documentary and literary exploration of the story of “her soul”, more precisely the story of a Czech-German family whose lives were marked dramatically and tragically by so-called great events of the 20th century: the First Republic, the Protectorate, the wild post-war expulsions and the early 1950s. Writer Jiří Stránský will discuss with Libuše Koubská this story, which though it concluded badly also imparts the courage to live honestly, decently and in an everyday manner despite awareness of guaranteed unhappy endings. More

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Registration at the Conference "What Price Human Rights?" just started!  06/09/17

In democratic societies, there exists a fundamental consensus about the importance of human rights and adherence to human rights standards. This consensus, however, begins to falter when specific human rights are found to be in an apparent or genuine conflict with other important human sights, such as security, prosperity or the majority principle in a democracy. More

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Human rights defenders from Austria, Hungary and Turkey shortlisted  29/08/17

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, comprising independent figures from the world of human rights and chaired by the Vice-President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Sir Roger Gale, drew up the shortlist of candidatures in Prague today.

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PHOTO: Jiří Černý: The VH Anti-Discotheque  29/06/17

A pre-holidays helping of music and chat from the doyen of Czech music criticism Jiří Černý about Václav Havel and his favourite songs and musicians. A recollection of a time when there was still time to listen to everything. More

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20/09/17 17:30

The Legacy of Genocide Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

Evening dedicated to post-war efforts to come to terms with the consequences of the Roma Holocaust. Guests will include members of Roma and Sinti families from the Czech Republic and Germany and the debate will be chaired by Jana Horváthová, director of the Museum of Romani Culture. More

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