Places of Memory: United States
Come to a talk by the chairman of Gulag.cz association Štěpán Černoušek who will share his experiences of a Fulbright scholarship and study trip around the US, during which he visited 40 institutions focused on the past. The event will be held in the Václav Havel Library (Ostrovní 13, Prague 1) on November 27 from 5PM until 7PM. It will also include a projection of photographs from the institutions in question.
Slavery, concentration camps for Japanese Americans during WWII, Native Americans… What are the sensitive locations in American history, and how are they served by museums and national parks in the United States today? Can we compare the American approach to its own past to Czech and Russian experiences of coming to terms with totalitarian regimes?