Post Bellum hands out Memory of the Nation Awards

The non-governmental, non-profit organisation Post Bellum, which documents important historical phenomena of the 20th century through eyewitness accounts and memories, on Sunday handed out its annual Memory of the Nation awards. This year’s recipients are Holocaust survivor, Professor Felix Kolmer, František Wiendl, who helped smuggle 28 people out of communist Czechoslovakia, and leading members of the anti-communist dissent Jiří Stránský and Dana Němcová. Since it was establish in 2001 Post Bellum has collected the life stories of 3,500 people and passed them on to the broad public through radio and TV reports and exhibitions.