Memory Traces | Exhibition Opening

When: 27.02.2019 - 17:00 - 18:30
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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Jiří Doležel will open his Memory Traces exhibition focused on Czech waves of emigration to the United States in 1938, 1948 and 1968. The photos and videos document Czech patriots living in the U.S. who left their motherland to find freedom or safety.

Memory Traces focuses on video interviews with these Czechs, who reveal a significant message – the importance of the U.S. democratic system, and its support for them as political refugees.  They discuss how American society and democracy helped them establish their lives and professional careers.  While these figures are not well known, they shine light on an important part of Czech national identity and make clear the significant links between the Czech Republic and the United States.

The program will be in Czech.