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the jan hus monument on the old town square in prague with granite stone base and statues of bronze alloy which gives them a greenish black appearance

Jan Hus Monument

Jan Hus Monument The period from 1850 to 1918 is known as the Czech National Revival. All aspects of “what it was to be Czech” from an ethnic, cultural, political and religious point of view were being investigated and highlighted. Famous Czechs of the past were being honoured and by the early 20th Century it … Read More

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The Terezin Ghetto Editors

The Terezin Ghetto Editors It’s December 1941 and the Nazis had begun the deportation of the Jewish community from all parts of the Protectorate (what Czech was called during WW2) to the new internment camp called the Terezin Ghetto. By the summer of 1942 conditions were getting worse with overcrowding and the Jewish Council in … Read More

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Prague O2 Arena

Prague O2 Arena The cellular provider O2 seems to have made a habit of buying arenas in Europe so it’s no surprise that the Prague O2 Arena follows the same model in that it’s a multi-functional location for music, sports and exhibitions. It was originally built as an event hall attached to the adjacent Harfa … Read More

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Medical Emergency In Prague

Prague Medical Emergency 155 or 112 On the Prague Chemists post you would have found the updated list of 24 hour chemist services. But sometimes it’s just too serious and you may have to call for an Ambulance. Here’s how it works and what to expect. Prague Medical Emergency – Using 155 The original emergency … Read More

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Czech Desserts Apple Strudel

Czech Desserts Apple Strudel Many will associate this with the Cafes in Vienna but Apple Strudel has been a staple dessert in Slavic lands for centuries and like many desserts it was largely designed to use up leftover ingredients. In this post I’ll show you what to expect from a cafe/restaurant and how we make … Read More

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WW2 Roma Internment

WW2 Roma Internment In World War Two a group of people were racially profiled, segregated, interned, transported, tattooed and executed. But this isn’t a story about Jewish people. In England we might know them as travellers, some people call them gypsies but in Czech they are called Roma. As far back as 1933, Adolf Hitler … Read More

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Prague Metronome

Prague Metronome In 1891 Prague hosted the World’s Fair (what would become called EXPO) in the Prague 7 Exhibition Grounds. One of the structures built for that fair was the Little Eiffel Tower. For the 100th anniversary of that event the Society for the Czechoslovak General Exhibition returned to the same place and commissioned another … Read More

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Black Light Mini Golf

Black Light Mini Golf It was during the 2019 summer and I’d just done a walking tour for a family with young kids. It was hot, I mean snakes ass in a wagon rut kind of hot and the family was looking for ideas mainly to stay cool but also to enjoy themselves so this … Read More

1842 map of prague jewish ghetto showing the locations of the nine largest synagogues

The Prague Jewish Ghetto Destruction

The Prague Jewish Ghetto Destruction On this post I’ll seek to give you an overview of the timeline and decisions taken which eventually led to the destruction of the Prague Jewish Ghetto. Before the year 1437 Jewish citizens in Prague could live wherever they wanted and there is ample evidence to show that they had … Read More

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Prague Flag

Prague Flag People who come to Prague often wonder why there are so many Spanish flags in the city. However, if they had looked closer they would have seen that the Spanish flag is Red-Yellow-Red and the one you see throughout Prague is Yellow over Red. So where does it come from and who can … Read More