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.
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.
Interdisciplinary History Conference Jáchymov in the 20th century. Place of Memory in European History will take place between 12–14 October 2016.
The members of the Czech volunteer initiative Političtí vězni.cz 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 vězni.cz will present the band at the end of ceremonial re-opening of the knowledge trail called "Jachymov Hell". Join us!
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.
On September 5, at 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presented Václav Havel's Evening. The very special kick off to the festival explored the many nuances of Havel's personality. The program featured the presentation of our new project "Prison Experience of Václav Havel in Memories and Documents”. Check the VIDEO!
Member of Political Prisoners.eu Michal Louč participated in two public debates devoted to the victims of Stalinism in Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Both events took place between 9 and 10 May 2013.
NGO Politicti vezni.cz is a partner organization of the European project: "The BG and FYROM victims of Stalinism - today victims of forgetfulness and ignorance" since December 2012.