Brno, Oct 31 (CTK) – Mayor of Brno Petr Vokral (ANO) presented on Monday Czech Holocaust survivor Jiri Brady with a commemorative certificate of the city in appreciation of his aid to emigrants and lecturing on the horrors of the World War Two Nazi all over the world.
During his stay in the Czech Republic, Brady has received several awards. On Tuesday, he will leave for Canada, where he lives.
The awards were given to Brady in reaction to a dispute which involved him. Culture Minister Daniel Herman (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) said President Milos Zeman threatened him he will delete his relative Brady form the list of persons whom he will award on the October 28 national holiday if he meets the Tibetan Dalai Lama, which he did.
The Presidential Office denies any connection between the two things.
Brady eventually received awards from Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD), the Chamber of Deputies, some towns and Palacky University in Olomouc.
In Brno, Brady received the commemorative certificate at Spilberk Castle, which was to symbolise the fact that originally, he was to be awarded at Prague Castle.
Brady, who survived the internment camp for Jews in Terezin, north Bohemia, and the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi extermination camp. He left for Austria in 1949 and later continued to Canada.