King of Šumava | Documentary Screening and Discussion

When: 11.02.2020 - 17:00 - 19:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
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On February 8, we commemorated the birthday of Josef Hasil, also known as the “King of Šumava,” who helped many people escape to Germany through the Šumava mountains during the Cold War.

Though he and his family members were imprisoned, and his brother shot by police, but never gave up risking his life to help others.  He later immigrated to Chicago and passed away last November.  Join us for the documentary Report on the King of Šumava (Zpráva o králi Šumavy) and stay for a discussion with director Kristina Vlachová and historian Mr. Petr Blažek.

In Czech.