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Nikolaj Camp (codename A)


The Nikolaj Camp was one of the 18 prisoner labour camps operated by the Czechoslovak communist regime in the uranium mines of the Jáchymov, Horní Slavkov and Příbram regions. It was established in 1951 on the site of a former forced labour camp and shut down in 1958. Nikolaj, with a capacity of almost one thousand prisoners, was infamous for its brutal regime. In the early years, political prisoners represented a very small minority of its inmates and were often subject to open violence by the warders and other prisoners.

We Have Launched Political Prisoners´ Prague with Airbnb


Airbnb is excited to announce the arrival of Trips in Prague, expanding beyond accommodation by offering bookable Experiences hosted by locals in and around the city. We are proud to be part of it. We have introduced a guided tour in the footsteps of the best known political prisoners of Czechoslovak communism. Come and join the tour!

NYU Prague Study Trip



On April 8-9, 2017, a group of NYU Prague study abroad exchange students participated in a cultural immersion trip organized by Političí vě (Political Check out what did they experience and see their VIDEO.

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Second Amended Edition of Our Book Was Just Published in English


We are happy to announce the release of the second edition of a book written by two of our members, Tomáš Bouška and Klára Pinerová, Czechoslovak Political Prisoners. Life Stories of 5 Male and 5 Female Victims of Stalinism.

Exchange Trip to Jáchymov: April 2016


An exchange between American and Czech students who learned about the lives of political prisoners under Stalinism. Students translated, proofread and edited texts about the political prisoners’ experiences. This culminated in a two-day trip to the former prison sites and uranium mines near Jáchymov.

Call for Papers: Jáchymov in the 20th century. Place of Memory in European History


Interdisciplinary History Conference Jáchymov in the 20th century. Place of Memory in European History will take place between 12–14 October 2016.

The Tap Tap Play for Political Prisoners in Jáchymov


The members of the Czech volunteer initiative Političtí vě invite you to a unique concert of the handicapped music band The Tap Tap, which will take place on 27th of June 2015 in the town of Jáchymov (North-West Bohemia, close to Karlovy Vary). On this day we commemorate the official Day of Political Prisoners in the Czech Republic, symbolizing the remembrance of those who were persecuted during the period of non-freedom in Czechoslovakia after 1948. Političtí vě will present the band at the end of ceremonial re-opening of the knowledge trail called "Jachymov Hell". Join us!

Savannah Harrelson: On Political Prisoners


What is a political prisoner? Who are they? Are there still political prisoners today? These are questions that a group of students from New York University had only a passing familiarity with prior to meeting such prisoners and traveling to Jáchymov.

Dealing with the Past


The panel discussion "Dealing with the Past" was a part of the 17th Forum 2000 Conference and invited experts from Hungary, Poland, Germany and Slovakia. See the whole discussion on VIDEO!

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