St. Wenceslas Day to kick off month of centenary celebrations

September 27, 2018

St. Wenceslas Day or the Day of Czech Statehood, on September 28th, will
kick off a month of nation-wide celebrations marking the centenary of the
birth of Czechoslovakia.

Munich Agreement – The behaviour of the great powers explained

September 27, 2018

This Sunday will mark the 80th anniversary of the infamous Munich agreement
- the deal between Hitler, Mussolini and the two western European powers,
which cut off the German speaking borderlands from Czechoslovakia,

Epic silent-film era biopic “Saint Wenceslas” screening with long lost musical score

September 27, 2018

Ahead of the Day of Czech Statehood on September 28th, special screenings
of the silent film “Svatý Václav” (Saint Wenceslas), accompanied by
the Symphony Orchestra of Prague, are taking place at the grandiose

Ethnographer Eva Davidová, who documented Romani life, dead at 85

September 26, 2018

Prominent ethnographer and sociologist Eva Davidová, who studied Romani
culture, has died at the age of 85.

She had begun documenting the lives and traditions of Romani communities in
what is today Slovakia in the 1950s and 1960s.

Czech director starts filming adaptation of Philip Roth’s The Prague Orgy

September 25, 2018

Czech director Irena Pavlásková has started filming an adaptation of The
Prague Orgy by the late U.S. author Philip Roth. The book, based on
Roth’s own experience, is set in the mid-1970s Czechoslovakia and follows
the journey of his alter ego Nathan Zuckermann to Prague.

Suzanna Halsey: I organised New York celebration of Velvet Revolution from offices of Penthouse

September 24, 2018

Suzanna Halsey is one of the most active members of the Czech community in
New York and describes herself as an inveterate organiser. Alongside
teaching Czech and other work, she is on the board of the New York chapter

Famous Cold War spy Ladislav Bittman dies aged 87

September 24, 2018

One of the most important Czechoslovak Cold War defectors, Ladislav
Bittman, died in his atelier in Rackport, Massechustes, on Tuesday night.
The foreign intelligence officer turned disinformation professor crippled

Suzanna Halsey: I organised New York celebration of Velvet Revolution from offices of Penthouse

September 24, 2018

Suzanna Halsey is one of the most active members of the Czech community in
New York and describes herself as an inveterate organiser. Alongside
teaching Czech and other work, she is on the board of the New York chapter

Czech Radio’s headquarters in Plzeň – an exceptional example of post-war architecture

September 22, 2018

An elegant building designed in the post-war functionalist style. Clean lines, strip windows without pillars, a tiled facade and the historical inscription Czechoslovak Radio in the original lettering.

Daily news summary 21.9.2018

September 21, 2018

Zeman in Germany, International Day of Peace, Romani life in Czechoslovakia

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