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Terezín

Prague.TV |
23 November 2009

Around 50 kilometers north of Prague, the memorial on the site of the Theresienstadt concentration camp offers a grim reminder of Nazi occupation.

A Czech shoe classic gets a makeover

Radio Prague |
27 November 2009

In 2007, Prague graphic design students Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš updated the 1966 model of the classic Czech Botas sneaker for a school assignment. Little did they know that their chic version of the retro sneaker would be a huge hit.

Czech émigré shares emotional memories of fall of Berlin Wall

Radio Prague |
10 November 2009

World leaders past and present on Monday gathered in Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The celebrations, which are expected to culminate with the toppling of a symbolic wall of dominoes, have attracted more than 100,000 people. One of them is Štepán Benda a Czech émigré who has lived in Berlin since 1968 when he emigrated from communist Czechoslovakia.

Student activists unveil 'present' for Velvet Revolution anniversary

Radio Prague |
11 November 2009

Onlookers applauded as a Prague-based student initiative unveiled a larger than life coil of excrement, sitting pretty on a giant gift box complete with a red ribbon, symbolizing the present they have received from Czech officials for the 20th anniversary of the student protests that triggered the collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia.

Dissident priest shepherded in revolution

Prague Post |
13 November 2009

Halík recalls surprise at how quickly things turned around.

Beer for CZK 1.70

Radio Prague |
16 November 2009

Can you no longer remember what life was like under communism? A pub in Prague 3 offers the authentic experience – grubby walls, soiled tablecloths and rude waiters!

A daily diet of history and hindsight

Radio Prague |
19 October 2009

There is currently an around 10-minute edited spot every night on the public broadcaster CT24 entitled ‘20 years of freedom – 20 years without Communist Party propaganda.’

National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill

Prague TV |
2 November 2009

On 29 October, the Vítkov memorial opened to the public as a new permanent exhibition of the National Museum, entitled Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood.

Connoisseurs of the keyboard

Prague Post |
6 November 2009

A unique endeavor, the annual International Solo Jazz Piano Festival is always a highlight of Prague's fall jazz season. Opens on Saturday at St. Lawrence Church.

Czechs: a nation of cauliflower eaters

Radio Prague |
9 November 2009

Talking about Czech stereotypes may be a dangerous thing if you are a foreigner, but as a Czech, I feel I have the right to do so.

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