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Karel Pecka: Prison Notes to a Missing Man

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 1, 2020, 19:00 – 21:00

After 30 years a key work by Karel Pecka is coming out as a book and audiobook.

Motáky Nezvěstnému (Prison Notes to a Missing Man), a gripping novel about 20-year-old 1950s political prisoner Vilém Svoboda, describes the brutal but real situation in Czechoslovak concentration camps, specifically at uranium mines at Jáchymov. It is simultaneously a parable about an innocent man’s search for moral strength and inner freedom amid a murderous system.

This groundbreaking book and its author will be discussed by sociologist Jiřina Šiklová, publisher Daniel Pagáč and other guests.

Researcher Jiří Padevět will moderate the debate.

Introduced by Jáchym Topol.


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