Vladimír Hanzel: Part 1

Few people were as close to Václav Havel as his secretary of 14 years,
Vladimír Hanzel. Originally a music critic and computer programmer, Hanzel
was by Havel’s side in his dissident days before serving under him at
Prague Castle during four terms as president. He was also the first person
in December 2011 to make public the news of the death of the man who led
Czechoslovakia to democracy. When we spoke, I began by asking Vladimír
Hanzel about his fateful first encounter with Václav Havel.

Monday, May 11, 2015