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A Step into the Dark Night

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: February 27, 2017, 19:00 – 21:00

Sixty-seven years ago, on 25 February 1950 the Číhošť parish priest Josef Toufar was murdered by StB officers. A story filled with disturbing questions and dramatic circumstances, in recent years it has returned as a compelling testimony. Who was Josef Toufar and who were his torturers? What can the Vysočina country priest tell today’s world? And what was president Gottwald’s role in that monstrous charade?

Miloš Doležal, the author of books focused on Toufar, Jana Franková and Jiří Hromada will read from new texts and documents, while Štěpán Drtina will provide musical accompaniment on cello.

Historian Tomáš Petráček will discuss the context and interpretations of the story. 


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