Mene Tekel festival commemorating anti-Communist political prisoners begins on Monday

The annual Mene Tekel festival began in Prague on Monday. In its seventh year, the festival commemorates political prisoners from the 1950’s and points to the dangers of totalitarian regimes. Mene Tekel is comprised of a number of exhibits, film screenings, discussions and meetings with former dissidents and prominent figures. One of the exhibits, entitled Letters from Siberia Written on Birch Bark, chronicles the tragic moments of Latvian history in the 20th Century.

Author: Masha Volynsky