Remembrance of BIIb
8. 3. 2022
The historical parallel that exists today with the Nazi propaganda which preceded the Munich failure of Western diplomacy giving way to Hitler in 1938 is a serious stigma in early 2022.
The seven-minute documentary can be found here and on the Facebook profile of Memorial of Silence.
It features a chamber music concert, staged on the platform of the Bubny railway station, with musical arrangement combining several cultural activities at this site of memory – two Hasidic dances by Zikmund Schul as well a fragment of the prelude from Johann Sebastian Bach’s third suite in C major, performed by cellist Michal Kaňka and violinist Jan Schulmeister.
Against the backdrop of the musical performance set in contemporary railway traffic, the old railway station pulsates with the atmosphere of a theatrical rehearsal, where students of the Přírodní Škola Grammar School (Natural School) prepare a production in the departure hall based on an authentic memoir by Petr Ginz – a poet, artist and editor of a children’s magazine from Terezín called “Vedem” (We Lead).
Along with the musicians in the documentary, the platform of the Bubny railway station hosts artists who create unique thematic graffiti inspired by the memories of Dita Krausová. It was designed and spray-painted onto the stage area for the Memorial of Silence gallery by students of the Přírodní škola Grammar School Prokop Císler, Ondřej Fábra, Ondřej Martínek and Marek Mošnička.
Briefly on Wannsee
20. 1. 2022
The Briefly on Wannsee discussion session was the recollection of a “routine working meeting” of fifteen SS officers regarding the logistics of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
On 20 January 2022, we offered two general questions to our selected guests:
What is the essential legacy of the Wannsee Conference for you?
What can its course, outcome, and substance communicate to us in terms of our understanding of the current situation of the globalised world?
The invitation was accepted by: Petr Fischer, Fedor Gál, Pavel Kosatík, Petr Koura, Petr Pithart, Jakub Rákosník, Karol Sidon, Jakub Szantó
For a recording of the session, please click here.
We are pleased that all participants considered it an honour to speak, and they all considered the seven-minute format of the presentations to be suitable in order to break the usual pattern of events of a similar nature.
A collection of papers has been prepared for the whole event, which is currently in print.
A look back at the Light for Victory
28. 11. 2021
The Light for Victory: Kindling the first Hanukkah light in front of the Bubny train station will begin the eight-day cycle of the Festival of Lights.
Musical performance of accordionist Michal Šmíd. Thanks to David Vávra for the design of the new candlestick.