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Book Review – Pragues Stolpersteine

Book Review – Prague’s Stolpersteine Stumbling Stones Defiant in Their Memory 2008-2021 On March 24th 2019 an email arrived into my inbox with a single word in the title – Stolpersteine. The purpose of that email was to engage with people who had written about Stolpersteine (I’d called them Prague Stumble Stones) and suggest linking … Read More

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Beneficial Brick

Beneficial Brick Welcome to the largest street-art project in the world. You’ll find this organisation in many of the larger towns and cities in the Czech Republic not just in Prague. They have various locations in Prague but their most well-known point is on Na Prikope at the bottom of Wenceslas Square. What Do They … Read More

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Prague New York Firefighters Memorial

Prague New York Firefighters Memorial When I sat down to write this post I thought I had “one or two” minor details to work out. Those “one or two details” took me on a journey through the internet, being inspired, being sad, being shocked and being grateful. This journey is ongoing. Nobody who still has … Read More

Prague Homeless, The Hermes Boat

Prague Homeless – The Hermes Boat Some NumbersThere are around 68,500 homeless people in the Czech Republic. Almost 120,000 adults and children live in unstable or unsuitable accommodation. At any given time about 5000 of them are Prague homeless. Just under a quarter of the country’s homeless are women, almost 12 percent are under 18 … Read More

Prague Homeless Novy Prostor

Novy Prostor – The Czech Big Issue As usual, an idea for a page gets triggered into action by an event. That event was learning that Novy Prostor (NP – in English it means New Space) had published it’s 500th edition in July 2017). It launched in Czech in 1999 under the name “Patron” but … Read More

Prague Homeless – The Hobohemia Project

Prague Homeless – The HoBohemia Project HoBohemia was a 2-year research project run by the Institute of Sociology under the Czech Academy of Sciences covering homelessness in the cities of Prague and Plzen. It is estimated that there are 70,000 homeless people in the country and another 130,000 “at risk” of becoming homeless. The first … Read More

LOKAL PRAGUE – Buy a Homeless Person a Meal

Lokal – Buying a Meal for the Homeless I described in the Novy Prostor post how you can buy a meal for the homeless but I thought it was worth raising it’s profile because many people don’t realise how easy it can be to help the homeless with a single simple act. While you are … Read More