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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!

Mutual Inspirations Festival Launch


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!

Victims of Stalinism in Bulgaria and FYROM


Member of Political 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.

The Traces of Totality Project Seminar in Jáchymov


Members of the Civic Association Političtí vě joined their forces again with colleagues from the Civic Association Zapomenutí to prepare the second multiple-day Traces of Totality project seminar in Jáchymov.

Political as a Partner Organisation of the European Project


NGO Politicti is a partner organization of the European project: "The BG and FYROM victims of Stalinism - today victims of forgetfulness and ignorance" since December 2012.

Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance


BORDER CROSSINGS: COMING OF AGE IN THE CZECH RESISTANCE – release of new book about the Czech resistance, filled with heroic adventures and bravery. The book is one man’s remarkable tale of his incredible life and a testament to the human capacity to survive.

K.Ch. in Washington, DC


On September 13, at 6:30 pm, Tomáš Bouška presented the film K. Ch. – The Documentary Portrait of a Female Political Prisoner at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the USA as part of the Embassy’s Film Club series and on September 14, at 1:30pm at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC.

K.Ch. in Finland


Members of the civic organisation Political have introduced the documentary portrait of a former political prisoner Karla Charvatova in yet another foregin destination. The movie was presented on a free-of-charge screening in the Finnish city of Tampere. The presentation was followed by discussion with representatives of  academia and wide public.

The story of Vlasta Jakubová


Vlasta Jakubová was born on March 13, 1925 in Oždany, Slovakia. During World War II she was engaged in the Czech resistance as a contact to her uncle, Colonel Josef Robotka. After February 1948, she joined the anticommunist resistance, again working with her uncle. She was arrested for this “treasonous” activity on August 6, 1949 and given an eighteen year prison sentence.  Her uncle, General Josef Robotka was sentenced to death and executed in 1952. Vlasta stayed at Cejl, Znojmo, Ruzyně and Pardubice prisons and work camps at Minkovice and Chrastava. In 1959 she was set free on probation.

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