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If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying Jaroslav Seifert, one of Czech avant-garde pioneers and writers who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1984 Jaroslav Seifert was born and raised in Prague, a part of Austria-Hungary at that time, to a work-class family. During his time at secondary school, the future poet developed an interest in writing poetry and journalism. That was the primary reason why Jaroslav left school and started working on the communist newspaper Rudé Pravo. The publication embraced socialist ideas to the citizens.  His first debut as a writer was in 1918, and at the age of 20, his first collection of poems,Read more.

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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.