Invitation to the exhibition and its opening with a talk on the 31th of July 2022
We cordially invite you to the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Bučovice on Sunday, 31 July 2022 at 2 pm, where the opening of the exhibition with a talk including a documentary screening will take place on the occasion of the 71th anniversary of the death of Václav Drbola. The exhibition on persecution during the totalitarian era will run until 18th of September 2022.
The exhibition, which will be prepared in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Bučovice in cooperation with the Bučovice parish by the project partner "Sdružení PAMĚŤ z.s.", consists of three parts.
The first part, entitled Encounters in Hell, maps the stories of the Third Resistance - the exhibition shows through concrete examples the bravery and courage of people fighting the communist regime.
The second part, entitled Faces of Cejl, is an exhibition about the former penitentiary in Brno on Cejl Street.
The third part, entitled P. Václav Drbola, is an exhibition about the priest who was illegally executed during so called Babice trials.
The exhibition will run until 18th of September 2022.
Vernissage with a talk with representatives of the "Sdružení PAMĚŤ z.s." Mr. Miroslav Kasáček and Ing. Luďek Navara will take place on the 31th of July 2022 at 2 pm.
During the opening there will be an opportunity to watch the documentary film Letters from Death Row. The documentary presents the last moments of six victims of judicial murders during the communist period between 1949 and 1953. It is based on their last letters before their deaths, which were published by the archives after many decades. The atmosphere of the trials and prisons is commented on by witnesses, while the situation of the individual families is portrayed by surviving relatives and friends. It is a reflection on how Czech society, almost twenty years after the fall of the regime, has come to terms with their stories and the injustices perpetrated against them. (57 min.)
The exhibition and its opening with a talk are part of the project "Restoration of the organ and revitalization of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Bučovice" funded by the EEA Grants 2014-2021.
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