Keep This Letter as a Memory of Me
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: February 15, 2023, 18:00 – 20:00
In Nazi Germany nearly 900 Czechoslovaks were executed by the guillotine in Dresden alone between 1939 and 1945. Most of them had actively stood up to the German occupation. Tento dopis si nechte na památku na mě (Keep This Letter as a Memory of Me) is a bilingual Czech-German critical edition containing biographies of those sentenced to death and around 100 letters that they were able to send to relatives. The book and the circumstances of its creation will be discussed by the author of the original study, the historian Pavla Plachá, and Birgit Sack, historian and director of the Dresden Memorial, and relatives of the victims.
Introduced by Jiří Fiedor, director of the Pulchra publishing house.
Organised by the VHL in cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.