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The first major manifestations of dissatisfaction began in August of 1988. The demonstrations continued until end of totalitarian regime. In January of 1989, memorial demonstrations were held to commemorate Jan Palach’s self-immolation. Water cannons and special intervention units were sent to the streets. The reaction of the communist regime prompted more people to attend further...
Texas_Czechs_A_People_United
While describing the American character in his essay, “What is an American?” Jean de Crevecoeur also defined the unifying forces of the Czechs who immigrated to America. He stated, “In this great American asylum the poor of Europe have by some means met together, and the consequence of various causes.” The Czech pioneer in Texas...
A New Declaration of Independence was originally published in New Outlook in 1918 in Volume 120. It was written by Herbert Francis Sherwood. The photographs are our own addition from different sources. It was not a chance through which led to the choice of the historic Independence Hall in the City of Brotherly Love for...
Imagine, these little rounds of potato goodness may have been the legacy of the Queen of Bohemia. We’re sure they most likely came from the time when Bohemians started to grow potatoes in our country, sometime in the 1870s – under Maria Theresa. During that time, the potato flatcakes spread throughout the lands of the...
Czech_Graphic_Artist_Jiří_Slíva
Jiří Slíva was born in Pilsen in 1947 and has lived in Prague since 1966. After completing his studies in economics he spent eight years working as a sociologist and futurologist. Since 1979 he has worked very successfully as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and graphic artist. Jiří Slíva’s first drawing was published in 1972. He...
Czech and Slovak Cinema
Czech and Slovak cinema is finally beginning to make an appearance on the world stage. Among the most successful Czech films made after the fall of communism are: Kolya, Divided We Fall, Cosy Dens, Loners, I Served the King of England and Walking Too Fast. The first Czech CGI animated movie was The GOAT Store...