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Terezín, as it was known in Czech, or Theresienstadt as it was known in German, was operated by the Nazis between November 1941 and May 1945 as a transit ghetto for Central and Western European Jews before their deportation for murder in the East. Today, Theresienstadt is best known for the Nazi propaganda of the International Red Cross visit, cultural life, and children. But these aspects explain little what defined the lives of its 140,000 inmates. The Last Ghetto by Dr…Find out more »
Dan Cruickshank, a well-known television art and architecture historian, will share his impressions of the Czech Lands online via Zoom. Dan's travels have taken him to the Czech Lands where he filmed two of his television broadcasts. It might have been his friendship with Jan Kaplický, as well as with Eva Jiřičná, that inspired his curiosity in their homeland. In addition, post-communist countries have always intrigued him. As a child he lived for three years in Poland and attended a…Find out more »
Music recital by Czech songwriter Slávek Janoušek tickets £10 postponed from 31 October 2020Find out more »
An online talk by Caroline Cannon-Brookes Following the deadly scourge of plague in 1679 and the relief of the Turkish Siege in 1683 the Viennese, with improved security, embarked on a great building programme which would provide visible proof of triumphant Catholicism and the Imperial Ideal. Two important Baroque architects emerged at this time, Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt whose designs for churches and palaces commissioned by the nobility of Bohemia, Moravia and Vienna have…Find out more »