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One of the places that is incredibly popular in Prague is the Lennon Wall. In fact, J. Lennon never visited Prague and still became the symbol of one of its greatest landmarks. The story of the Lennon Wall started in the 1980s when a few artists used lyrics from the Beatles’ songs that emphasize today’s issues. Initially, the wall was decorated with love poems that contained small yet meaningful messages about the regime of the 1960s. During these times, the wall was also known as the “Crying Wall” since it was representing the frustration people felt with Communism and the life under the regime.  Sign of freedom and peace When John Lennon got murdered, the wall quickly became a sign ofRead more.

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‘If a future generation asks us we are fighting for, we shall tell them the story of Lidice,’ said Frank Knox, secretary of the U.S. Navy, during World War II. The small and lovely town of Lidice, located 20 kilometers from Prague, suffered a brutal massacre when Hitler ordered to murder all men in the village and send women to the concentration camps. Children were carefully evaluated for “Germanization” suitability and were either sent to the camps or to the SS families. Since World War II, the village remains one of the symbols of Fascist despotism.  The history of Lidice dates back to 1318 when it was first mentioned in the writings. It was a city of miners and factoryRead more.

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Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to ever be executed by the Czechoslovakian government, was put to death for killing 8 people with a truck on July 10th, 1973. Born in 1951, Olga Hepnarová had a banker father and a dentist mother. From what’s known, Olga had a completely normal and pleasant upbringing, but developed a mental illness in her adolescence and attempted suicide when she was only 13, forcing her to spend some of her teenage years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. She managed to become a librarian and later ditched the library to become a driver. Olga also had a shaky relationship with her family. Despite her mother supporting her financially, Olga felt she was always cold and distantRead more.