Holocaust

Kdo letos bude Největším volem vyšších vrstev?

Přirovnáním procesu s Horákovou ke svým nicotným starostem se stal ministr školství Dobeš favoritem soutěže o tento montypythonovský titul.

Jan Schneider 11.3.2012

Schindler’s factory may be named Czech cultural heritage site

The former Vitka textile factory is now in the hands of an Olomouc firm keen to restore it and honor the memory of Oskar Schindler and the Jewish workers on his famous ‘List’

Anything to save? Site where Nazi industrialist turned humanitarian Oskar Schindler moved Jewish workers on his ‘list’ in a terrible state

Brian Kenety 6.3.2012

Epilog. Anděl a démon v jedné duši

Jako by do psychologie bílého muže byla zabudovaná nějaká forma schizofrenie. Závěrečný díl seriálu Benjamina Kurase.

Jak zreformovat institut soudních znalců na extremismus?

Michal Mazel se domnívá, že by soudní znalec měl být zván spíš k případům, u kterých má policie podezření, že pachatelé jsou aktivní neonacisté.

Soudní znalec Michal Mazel ukončil činnost a navrhuje, aby práci znalců převzala akademická pracoviště či Kriminalistický ústav Policie ČR.

Holocaust: The ‘Devouring’ of the Czech Roma

Some 22,000 Roma and Sinti were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The unidentified young woman above arrived at the death camp on Oct. 10, 1943, and was assigned the number Z-63598 (with the ‘Z’ signifying she was Roma, or ‘Zigeuner’ in German)

A staggering 95 percent of the Czech-born Romani and Sinti population perished in the war, most through extrajudicial killings

Brian Kenety 27.1.2012

Czech far-right activist’s lawyer may face discipline over ‘Jewish expert’ case

Petr Kočí (left) with his client, far-right DSSS activist Lucie Šlégrová

Czech Bar Association to discuss lawyer Petr Kočí’s questioning of impartiality of expert witness Michal Mazel due to ‘Jewish origins’ 

Extremist’s lawyer claims judicial expert compromised by Jewish origin

Judicial expert Michal Mazel

Judicial expert resigns after defense lawyer for far-right Workers’ Party for Social Justice activist says he’s compromised by his ethnicity

Nazis or innocent Sudeten locals? Czech DNA tests on WWII-era corpses should provide answer

The crosses at the site of the mass grave near Dobronín serve also as symbols of differing interpretations of events in May 1945

Czech police have DNA tests results from mass grave near Jihlava and samples from the supposed German victims’ descendents

Child prodigy, Holocaust victim Petr Ginz memorialized in film

‘The Last Flight of Petr Ginz’

‘The Last Flight of Petr Ginz’ documents the precocious young life and tragic death of a Prague-born victim of the Holocaust

US lawyer Ed Fagan to sue Czechs over spa bonds, target future state bonds, ‘Nazi gold’

Ed Fagan has dropped the soft approach for hard legal action

US lawyer Ed Fagan is to sue the Czech Republic, a few ministers, and Karlovy Vary’s mayor over claims related to a 1924 bond issue

World’s oldest known Holocaust survivor, born in Prague, turns 108

Alice Herz-Sommer swam daily until the age of 97, plays Scabble at the weekend and her piano every day; she remains an eternal optimist

Alice Herz-Sommer, a Czech-born survivor of the Nazi’s ‘show camp’ at Terezín and talented pianist, attributes her longevity to optimism

Brian Kenety 27.11.2011

Prague Jewish Museum marks 70th anniversary of Terezín deportations

A meeting of former prisoners of the Terezín ghetto, held by the Terezín Memorial in association with the Terezín Initiative

The 70th anniversary of the first deportation of Czech Jews to ‘Theresienstadt’ is being marked with a range of events

Last gay Holocaust survivor Rudolf Brázda dies

Rudolf Brázda, the last known survivor of the Holocaust forced to wear the ‘pink triangle’ for his homosexuality, died on Thursday

Jean Malaquais: Život na hranici ilegality

Francouzský spisovatel polského původu Jean Malaquais (1908–1998) pocházel z emancipované, nepraktikující a kultivované židovské rodiny, která se celá stala obětí holocaustu.

Francouzský spisovatel polského původu se drsností popisu vyrovná Louisi-Ferdinandovi Célinovi a důsledným antitotalitarismem Orwellovi.

Martin Hybler 26.10.2011

‘Silver Tide’ at Prague’s Jewish Museum

From Karel Cudlín’s ‘Silver Tide’

Karel Cudlín’s photographs of Czech Holocaust survivors resident at Prague’s Hagibor nursing home is photojournalism of another order