When savings were lost and dreams shattered: Czechoslovak monetary reform of 1953
70 years ago, on June 1, 1953, the ruling Communist regime announced a major monetary reform which destroyed the lives of many of the country's citizens.
Czech Radio centenary: Listeners send congratulations
On the occasion of Czech Radio’s centenary, we asked our listeners to let us know where they heard our special programme on that day.
Dvořák archive and Moll Map Collection added to UNESCO list
Two valuable documentary collections from Czechia have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register: the Antonín Dvořák Archive and the Moll Map Collection.
First long-distance journey in Tatra car 125 years ago
The NW Präsident set off with a crew on a 328-kilometre-long journey to Vienna on 21 May 1898. They arrived a day later. The car’s average speed was 22.62 km/h.
Ariana Neumann: “The Nazis would never think a Prague Jewish boy could escape to Berlin”
When Time Stopped is the title of Ariana Neumann’s first book, about the history of her Jewish family in Prague during the war.
Exhibition marking Czech Radio’s centenary gets underway in Prague
An exhibition marking the centenary of Czech Radio is currently on display at the National Technical Museum in Prague.
1937 Czech dramatization of White Fang restored in time for radio centenary
Until recently, it was thought that the oldest full-length radio play preserved in the radio archives was from after WWII. But that changed thanks to a chance discovery.
Czech Radio celebrates its hundredth birthday: a journey into the archives
A hundred years ago, on 18 May 1923, listeners were first able to hear regular radio broadcasts from Prague. We take a journey through the radio archives.
Fighting despite peace: Exhibition documents clash between German, US and Soviet forces in May 1945
One of the last battles to take place in World War Two Europe occurred south-west of Prague around the town of Milín, several days after Germany had officially capitulated.
“He really elevated the event”: Pavel first president in years to attend Roma Holocaust event
On Sunday President Petr Pavel became the first Czech head of state in decades to attend an annual memorial in South Bohemia to victims of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust.
May 1923: First Lady Charlotte Garrigue Masaryk dies
US-born Charlotte Garrigue Masaryk, wife of the “father of Czechoslovakia” Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, died on 13 May 1923 at the Lány presidential residence near Prague
1945–1948: Czechoslovakia’s road to Communism
A question that never ceases to intrigue Czechs: Could their country have joined the democratic fold of nations if the US army had liberated Prague in 1945?
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