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Sorbian Lusatia – Reflection of the Czech Soul and Laudable Czech Foreign Policy Goal

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: February 28, 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Lusatia is home to the smallest Slavic nation, the Lusatian Sorbs, and is also one of the historical lands of the Czech crown. That is why the Czechs have always been intensely interested in Lusatia. For that matter, they like to affirm that Lusatia should have become part of their country when it was established. However, this is not a relationship burdened by the past, but a strong coexistence of two peoples, which is still active, albeit with the bigger one having little awareness of it. What are the lives of Lusatian Sorbs in Germany like? What have Czechs done for them since 1989? And did you know that Václav Havel was only the second foreign head of state to officially meet with politicians from Sorbian Lusatia?

These questions and more will be answered by the organiser of the Havel meeting, poet Milan Hrabal, the ethnologist Leoš Šatava, who lived in Sorbian Lusatia for several years, and guests from Sorbian Lusatia.

Lukáš Novosad, a Tydeník Echo editor, will moderate.


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