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October 1, 2018

In Memoriam: Vladimír Laštůvka (1943 – 2018)

Vladimír Laštůvka, dissident, politician, nuclear physicist and great friend of the Prague Society, has passed away.
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April 14, 2018

In Memoriam: Miloš Forman (1932 – 2018)

Miloš Forman, who challenged first Communism and then Hollywood, was the Czech Republic's greatest director. His work included Black Peter, Loves of a Blonde and…
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April 6, 2018

In Memoriam: Pavol Paška (1958 – 2018)

Our friend Pavol Paška left us today. He was a two-time speaker of the Slovak Parliament and a member of the Prague Society.
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December 5, 2017

In Memoriam: King Michael of Romania

Tonight we mourn the death of King Michael of Romania. He was the recipient of the 6th HRE Citizenship award, to honor his dedication to and achievement…
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June 16, 2017

In Memoriam: Helmut Kohl

A sad moment. A great European. Controversial and a patriot. Dr. Kohl was not my friend, but we interacted closely several times. We were linked…
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December 31, 2016

In memoriam: Fearless Iva Drápalová left us

"In 1939 Iva Václavíková crossed Europe on the edge of war to spend a term in an English school. She did not come home for six years.…
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September 1, 2016

In Memoriam: The most decorated female Olympian in history

"I am very sad to hear of the passing of famed Gymnast and anti-Communist hero Věra Čáslavská. The most decorated female  Olympian in history, she was a…
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July 1, 2015

In Memoriam: Sir Nicholas Winton

Today, for the third time, I visited the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) in Prague. As always I walked out heavy-hearted and teary-eyed. Apart from its synagogues,…
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February 9, 2015

In Memoriam: Frank Heath

Engineer; frm. Vice-President, Westinghouse; Senior Vice-President, Carrier Corp.; WWII Code Breaker; Patron of Cadets and Students
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January 12, 2013

In Memoriam: Yuri M. Schmidth

Russian human rights lawyer Yuri Markovich Schmidth died on Saturday, Jan. 12 in St. Petersburg. He was 75. Schmidt had been representing critics of the…
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