Places of Memory: United States
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: November 27, 2019, 17:00 – 19:00
Slavery, concentration camps for Japanese Americans during WWII, Native Americans… What are the sensitive locations in American history, and how are they served by museums and national parks in the United States today? Can we compare the American approach to its own past to Czech and Russian experiences of coming to terms with totalitarian regimes?
Štěpán Černoušek, chairman of the Gulag.cz association will share his experiences of a Fulbright scholarship and study trip around the US, during which he visited 40 institutions focused on the past. The event will also include a projection of photographs from the institutions in question.
Organised in cooperation with the J.W. Fulbright Commission in the CR.