Lidice children remembered in special art exhibition at UNESCO headquarters in Paris
For 50 years, an international children's art competition has been held in memory of the children of Lidice. Now an exhibition showing the top entries has opened in Paris.
Rudolf Jelínek: Moravian slivovitz maker with a fascinating history
Rudolf Jelínek is one of Czechia’s best-known brands of slivovitz. The plum brandy firm was set up in the late 19th century and the brand is still going strong today.
October 24, 1942: family members of Heydrich’s assassins murdered in Mauthausen
In retaliation for the assassination of Heydrich, 262 relatives and helpers of the paratroopers were court-martialled and sentenced to death by the Prague Gestapo.
Ivan Chvatík: They even interrogated Patočka in the hospital
Ivan Chvatík worked closely with Jan Patočka, helping run underground seminars for the philosopher, and since his death has done a huge amount to keep his legacy alive.
October 1972: Prague says goodbye to trolleybuses
The last trolleybus route in Prague, from Orionka to Strahov Stadium, came to an end on 15 October 1972.
TON – Czech revolutionary bentwood furniture maker
The Czech furniture brand TON is synonymous for its manually bent wood furniture, created with the help of a technology that has been in continuous use for over 160 years.
Unique Bronze Age belt discovered near Opava
A farmer in the Opava region in the north-east of Czechia made a unique discovery while working in a field, unearthing a golden belt dating back to the Bronze Age.
Škoda: the largest car manufacturer in Czechia and one of the oldest in the world
Škoda Auto boasts one of the oldest unbroken histories among car manufacturers still operating in the world today.
190 years since the first kindergarten was established in the Bohemian lands
The first pre-school institution -a so-called "model youth nursery" - was founded in 1832 by Jan Svoboda, a teacher at the Prague Emmaus parish school Na Hrádku.
Forestry worker in Bohemia digs up Bronze Age treasure
A forestry worker in north Bohemia came upon a valuable prehistoric treasure: a massive bracelet and other objects dating back to the Bronze Age.
Historian Mark Cornwall: Treason is a very sexy subject – it’s like murder
UK historian Mark Cornwall is currently preparing one book that should be entitled Queer Bohemians and another on treason under the Habsburg Empire.
135 years ago: The first football match in the Czech lands
The first ever football match in the Czech lands is believed to have taken place 135 years ago.
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