Kriegel: Soldier and Doctor of Communism
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: April 11, 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
This April it is 115 years since the birth of František Kriegl, who had one of the most complicated fates of his generation. Václav Havel said he wished there were a good book on Kriegel and now, with the monograph Kriegel: Voják a lékař komunismu (Kriegel: Soldier and Doctor of Communism), historian Martin Groman has delivered the goods. For many Kriegel is a hero of 1968 but a villain of February 1948 and the People’s Militia. “The book is not intended to understand, interpret, justify, disparage, place somewhere or present from some angle Kriegel. It is meant to get to know him,” says Groman. The author and his guests will discuss the late politician at this presentation of the book.