A small plaque to a great hero in Bohušovice nad Ohří - by Ondřej Klípa
18 Nov 2019 | Ondřej Klípa
This year, I had the chance to again see the railway station at Bohušovice nad Ohří. To be honest, there is not much I would like to see in this small and shabby North Bohemian town. Yet, this tiny railway station played a crucial role in the fate of (mostly) Czech Jews and in a story that captured my life for the better half of a decade… But let´s begin in late 1941. A local young dispatcher named Karel Košvanec...
Museum “Alija Izetbegović” – a symbol of multiethnic Bosnia and Herzegovina? - by Ondřej Žíla
24 Oct 2019 | Ondřej Žíla
Above picturesque Baščaršija, the heart of Old Sarajevo, there is the museum dedicated to the first Bosnian president, Alija Izebegović. The exhibition was opened in 2007 on the fourth anniversary of his death as a part of the Kovači Cemetery and War memorial complex. The museum occupies two beautiful towers, Kapi-kula Ploča and Širokac, that have been part of the fortress wall since the 18th century...
Prekmurje (Slovenia): A small region with rich history and culture - by Tereza Juhászová
25 Mar 2019 | Tereza Juhászová
Inspired by an article by Oto Luthar* about the multiethnic region of Prekmurje located in today’s Slovenia, I decided to spend a few days in this area, exploring the local culture, history and museums. Prekmurje is a historical region in eastern Slovenia, which until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I belonged to the Hungarian part of the monarchy and, therefore...
BerlinZEIT: A new attempt to grasp the history of Berlin in a comprehensive way - by Nikola Karasová
30 January 2019 | Nikola Karasová
The BerlinZEIT: Compact history is a new permanent exhibition that has been on display since the summer of 2018 in the Märkisches Museum in Berlin, Germany. Its aim to cover the history of Berlin from the Ice Age to the present may rightfully raise doubts that the museum offers yet another old-fashioned presentation abundant with historical....