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Koh-i-noor - a tale of two brothers, a famous painting, and the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
1 August 2011

Two years ago, representatives of 46 governments gathered at the former Nazi concentration camp in Terezín, an hour's drive north of Prague. Among the many pledges contained within the pages of the Terezín Declaration was a promise to expedite the return of private property seized from Jews during the Holocaust and still not returned. Many descendants, however, are still waiting to get their family's property back.

Kozel Chateau

Radio Prague |
1 August 2011

One of the best kept secrets among Czech castles and historic sites is the gorgeous Kozel Chateau founded in the late 18th century in western Bohemia.

National Heritage Institute: many of the country's gems still undiscovered by foreign tourists

Radio Prague |
29 July 2011

The National Heritage Institute which is responsible for the protection and preservation of the country's historical monuments has over 100 palaces, castles and manor houses in its care. Regrettably, many of those outside Prague remain undiscovered by foreign tourists.

Five years since same-sex registered partnership was introduced activists say bill didn't go far enough

Radio Prague |
29 July 2011

It has been five years since the bill on registered partnership between gay couples came into force in the Czech Republic.

Czech scientists map the barley genome

Radio Prague |
28 July 2011

Czech scientists working with an international team of experts have successfully finished mapping the barley genome. In a process of more than ten years, it was unique Czech technical breakthroughs that allowed the five billion letters of the barley genome to finally be deciphered.

The Clementinum, the Baroque pearl of Prague

Radio Prague |
27 July 2011

Standing in the centre of the Clementinum – if you can locate such a thing in the labyrinth – you are surrounded by around a millennium of history and millions of volumes of books inside one of the most beautifully preserved masterpieces of Baroque art the city of Prague has to offer.

Roma advocacy group suspends police cooperation over neo-Nazi marches

Radio Prague |
27 July 2011

A leading Roma advocacy group has suspended co-operation with the interior ministry, accusing the police of going soft on far-right extremism.

Dr. Peter Holbrook – author of "Shakespeare’s Individualism"

Radio Prague |
26 July 2011

Some 600 Shakespeare scholars came to Prague last week for the 9th World Shakespeare Congress. Among them was the Australian scholar Peter Holbrook, a member of the International Shakespeare Association's Congress Committee and author of a book titled "Shakespeare’s Individualism."

A Hidden Face of Baroque

Radio Prague |
25 July 2011

A new exhibition, opened on Thursday at the National Gallery's Kinský Palace in Prague, allows visitors a chance to view rare 17th century prints historically tied to the lands of to Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia.

Electric boogie, Tetra pack houses and more

Radio Prague |
22 July 2011

Meet the European champions in electric boogie, ever thought of living in a house made from Tetra pack cartons? And, a bus that does more than drive you to work.

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