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Ležáky – the lesser known Czech village annihilated by the Nazis
Exactly 80 years ago, Nazi forces annihilated the village of Ležáky. Its tragic story is intertwined with the Nazi hunt for covert troops that realised Operation Anthropoid
Marie Tumlířová – a pioneering Czech agronomist, feminist and RFE journalist in exile
Marie Tumlířová was among the first women graduates of the Czech Technical University. Her doctoral thesis – on poultry farming – was an unlikely springboard into politics.
The story of John of Luxembourg , Bohemia’s ‘foreigner king’
John of Luxembourg, better known abroad as John of Bohemia, is often nicknamed the “foreigner king” by Czechs today.
Mozart balls: a portrait of the bittersweet life of Jihlava-born painter Barbara Krafft
If asked to picture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in your mind’s eye, odds are you will conjure up one of two images of the Austrian composer – both of which have Czech artistic…