Jewish Museum in Prague
Evening programmes - April 2008
and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague
Wednesday 1 April, 6 p.m.: The Fundamentals of Judaism in the Interpretation of the Maharal of Prague. A series of lectures given by Karol Efraim Sidon, Chief Rabbi of Prague and the Czech Republic, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the death of rabbi Judah Liva ben Bezalel.
Thursday 2 April, 6 p.m.: Tomáš Radil: Alone in Auschwitz at the Age of Fourteen. Presentation of the book published by the Academia publishing house joined with a talk with the writer – physician, neurophysiologist and professor of psychology who was placed into a group of about thousand juniors who were gradually sent to the gas chambers. Tomáš Radil was singled out from the unit just marching to the crematory. In his book he describes the mechanism of activity of the extermination camp from inside, from the standpoint of its victims. Moderated by Marie Zahradníková.
Monday 6 April, 6p.m.: The Middle East Yesterday and Today. History, the present and context. Geography, culture and religion. Palestinian Problem Currently: The Gaza Strip, Operation Cast Lead A series of lectures by Ing Jan Neubauer.
Wednesday 8 April, 6 p.m.: The Jewish Sights of Moravia and Silesia and Their Preservation. The lecture of architect Jaroslav Klenovský from the series of lectures Jewish Sights in Bohemia and Moravia.
Tuesday 14 April, 6 p.m.: The Jews in Arabic and Moslem World. The lecture of Marek Čejka, lawyer and political scientist, specialist in the Middle East and Israeli policy, author of the book “Hebraism and Politics in Israel”.
Wednesday 15 April, 6 p.m.:
Monday 20 April, 6 p.m.: Nigun - Hebrew, Sephardic and Yiddish songs and violin improvisations. Věra Nerušilová – vocal, Alexander Shonert – violin, Natalia Shonert – piano. Admission CZK 60
Tuesday 21 April, 6 p.m.: All Those Clever Young Men from Terezín: Young Czech Jews as a Predominant Elite. The lecture of Anna Hájková from the Institute of Terezín Initiative & University of Toronto that takes place on the occasion of the Yom Ha-Shoah. The lecture unveils power relations and masculinity within the ghetto and deals with the group of young Czech Jews in the community in Terezín.
Wednesday 22 April, 6 p.m.: Turbulent History of Latvian Jews. A talking with Elijahu Rips, the well-known Israeli mathematician and eyewitness, who opposed radically the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Moderated by Petr Brod. In English with interpretation into Czech available
Monday, 27 April, 6 p.m.: Two Sides of the Atlantic Through the Eyes of Traveling Musicians. An evening with music by Stravinsky, Gershwin and others, performed by Josef Feigelson (cello) and Peep Lassmann (piano). Accompanying comments will be in English. Admission CZK 50
Tuesday 28 April, 6 p.m.: Films of Death, Hope and Life - A series of Jewish stories from the 20th century in films. Part 7. … and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear. The story of Jewish doctor Braun takes place at the time of dispatching first transports. Braun finds last rests of his strength in his poverty and humiliation and decides to stand up to the most dangerous enemy: fear. Drama, Czechoslovakia, 1964, 94 min. Directed by Zbyněk Brynych. An introduction by Miroslava Ludvíková.
The individual programmes admission is 20 CZK if not mentioned otherwise. The lecture hall is always open to the public 20 minutes before the start of a programme. After the beginning of a concert or 15 minutes after the beginning of a programme, entrance to the Education and Culture Centre will not be allowed.
The Jews in the Fight and Resistance Movement. The Resistance of Czechoslovak Jews during the Years of World War II.
Don’t Lose Faith in Mankind... The Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia Through the Eyes of Jewish Children and Neighbours Who Disappeared / Tribute to the Child Holocaust Victims – permanent display of the copies of the Culture and Education Centre travelling exhibitions. (see www.neztratitviru.net and www.zmizeli-sousede.cz for more information).
(Exhibitions are open to the public Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)