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One of the most mysterious political assassinations ever taken place occurred on February 15, 1933 when the Czech-born mayor of Chicago, Anton Cermák, was mortally wounded. Anton, or Tony Cermak as he was known in the United States, was the 34th Mayor of Chicago, in office from April 7, 1931 to March 6, 1933. The traditional...
Lawrence Martin-Bittman (born 1931 in Prague), formerly known as Ladislav Bittman, is an American artist, author, and retired professor of disinformation at Boston University. Prior to his defection to the United States in 1968, he served as an intelligence officer specializing in disinformation for the Czech Intelligence Service. Czech Intelligence Service While in Czechoslovakia, Ladislav...
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Maybe some of you remember the Festrunk brothers who were a duo comedy sketch featured on Saturday Night Live (SNL). The brothers, Yortuk (Dan Aykroyd) and Georg (Steve Martin) were actually (supposed to be) Bohemians! These hysterical brothers had emigrated from then-called Czechoslovakia to the United States. The various hilarious sketches followed the brothers in...
Jiří Mahen
In response to yesterday’s post, we’re looking at the author of Dvanáct pohádek (Twelve Fairy Tales), Jiří Mahen. Jiří Mahen was born Antonín Vančura on December 12, 1882 in Čáslav and died on May 22, 1939 of a suicide. He was a Czech poet, journalist, librarian, theater critic, novelist, playwright, essayist and director. He studied philosophy and linguistics...
The Uniqueness of Czech Character | Tres Bohemes
Today we are sharing a wonderful guest post on Czech character by Mila Rechcigl. The images included in the post were selected by me… An uninformed person may wonder what is so special about the Czech character. Let me assure you at the outset that it really exists. I should know, being a Czech myself, and...
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Otto Wichterle, though his name might not ring a bell for any ordinary person, may mean the world to those who who have ever replaced their glasses, for Otto Wichterle is the inventor of the contact lens. Born in Prostějov, Czech Republic, he was raised in a home where his father, the co-owner of a farm-machine and car factory, wished...
American Czechs and their Religious Beliefs (1) At the time of the mass migration of Czechs to America, according to the Austrian statistics, 960 Catholics, 22 Protestants, 16 Jews and less than 1 percent of agnostics lived in Bohemia, among 1,000 inhabitants. After they came to America, the statistics looked quite differently. Take for example...
There seems to exist a very special bond between falconers and their majestic birds. Demonstrations of falconry in the courtyards of Bohemian and Moravian castles and chateaux exist to this day. The beautiful falcon and its prey have evolved their existence together over millions of years. The falcon is adapted to hunting prey and prey has...
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The colorful banknotes of the Czech Republic feature the faces of renowned Czech figures who are known for their contributions to the Czech culture and identity. Czech crowns, known as Koruny in the Czech language, are the official currency of the Czech Republic. The banknotes of the Czech Republic come in values of 100, 200,...