Wear a poppy as a symbol of respect for war veterans
8. 11. 2019 Overview news
The Jewish Museum in Prague supports the 2019 Veterans’ Day remembrance poppy collection organized in the Czech Republic by Post Bellum, a non-profit organization established in 2001 that seeks out and records witnesses’ memories and personal experiences of historical events from throughout the 20th century.
Please join us in supporting the collection. Remembrance poppies will be available untill14 November at the museum Information and Reservation Centre in Maiselova street 15, at our Education and Culture Centre in Maiselova 15, 3rd floor, and at the Robert Guttmann Gallery, U Staré školy 3, Prague 1.
Volunteers with money boxes will be offering remembrance poppies to our visitors on Monday 11 November in front of the Maisel Synagogue and at the exit from the Old Jewish Cemetery during the museum opening hours.
Veterans’ Day is celebrated throughout the world on 11 November. It is symbolized by the red poppy flower, which is pinned to a person’s coat in honour and memory of soldiers and veterans of the past. Post Bellum would like to maintain this tradition in the Czech Republic as well. More than 800 veterans have told their story for Memory of the Nations. Some 600 more former WW2 soldiers and resistance fighters still live in the Czech Republic, their unique lives as yet hidden to the public. The Veterans’ Day collection will allow Post Bellum to document more of their stories.
Thank you for your support,
Jewish Museum in Prague