Saturday, 20 January 2018

Life

Olomouc astronomical clock

CAPTAIN ODDSOCKS |
5 February 2009

Olomouc clock (CAPTAIN ODDSOCKS)

There are two astronomical clocks in the Czech Republic: The famous one in Prague and the one on the town hall in the old Moravian city of Olomouc.

Monument to Czech and Slovak parachutists planned in Scotland

Radio Prague |
4 February 2009

Nearly six hundred Czechs and Slovaks volunteered in Britain during the Second World War to be parachuted back into their homeland to infiltrate and support the anti-Nazi resistance.

Genealogist Tom Zahn on reuniting emigrants with their Czech relatives

Radio Prague |
4 February 2009

Tom Zahn runs a firm called P.A.T.H. finders which tracks down clients’ long-lost Czech and Slovak relatives, and in many cases, reintroduces both parties.

Battle Royal over chief for a Czech state of mind

New York Times |
3 February 2009

Wallachian Kingdom Map (Courtesy)

A political coup has shaken Wallachia, a sleepy kingdom where locals drink 110-proof plum brandy for breakfast and use a wheat-backed currency pegged to the dollar.

Genealogist Tom Zahn on reuniting emigrants with their Czech relatives

Radio Prague |
3 February 2009

Tom Zahn, an American who has been living in Prague for most of the last fifteen years, runs a firm called P.A.T.H. finders which tracks down clients’ long-lost Czech and Slovak relatives, and in many cases, reintroduces both parties.

Man Down

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
3 February 2009

Municipal authorities across the Czech Republic seem to cut down trees with no rhyme or reason.

Not a totally incapable musician

Czech Business Weekly |
3 February 2009

Michael Kocáb took over the chair of minister for human rights and minorities on Jan. 23. A distinctive rock musician sometimes called the Czech Bono Vox seems to be a surprising choice, regardless of his long experience with politics.

Arnošt Lustig: finding the little pleasures in life

Czech Business Weekly |
3 February 2009

Arnošt Lustig (Courtesy)

Even in the Terezín, Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II, Czech Jewish writer Arnošt Lustig was able to find pleasure in life.

Gipsy.cz competing for Czech Republic

Eurovision.tv |
2 February 2009

Czech Television has decided to let the group Gipsy.cz to represent Czech Republic at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest.

Josefina Napravilová: an unsung Czech hero

RADIO PRAGUE |
30 January 2009

In the days and weeks that followed the end of the Second World War, 31-year-old Josefina Napravilová noticed that there was a job that needed to be done and without any fuss set about doing it. It was a time of chaos – families had been broken up and the lists of missing persons were frighteningly long. Many of those on the lists were children. Through sheer determination and endless detective work, Josefina Napravilová managed to reunite several dozen of these children with their families.

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