- Hans Weber
- December 6, 2023
Embassy of Sweden in Czechia
26th today 9. at 17:30 we cordially invite you to our place. Jana Palacha in Prague for the opening of the exhibition Help from the North, which is subtitled Czechoslovak dissent and Scandinavian volunteers 1968-1989.
i️ It was not so long ago that Europe was divided by an iron curtain. Thousands of people in occupied Czechoslovakia dreamed of how to overcome it and start a new life in a free world. However, a handful of dissidents tried to live freely at home, despite the ruling regime. From behind the western border, they received support – moral, material and financial. It was driven and organized by people who, surprisingly, often came from Scandinavia. Why would they do that? What did they risk it? And how did they contribute to the fall of the dictatorship in 1989? The exhibition Help from the North will introduce you to the stories of individuals and organizations from the Nordic countries, as well as the fate of Czech monuments, recipients of help from Charter 77.
Exhibition in front of the Rudolfin building will be visible every day until 22. October 2023.
Photos of the Post Bellum association capture demonstrations held in Stockholm by various committees in support of free Eastern Europe, 1. dated 1977, inscription number 4. invites you to a benefit evening to the Stockholm City Theater in 1983, other photos then capture a nuclear physicist, dissident and founder of the Charter 77 Foundation František Janouch or a meeting of exile charists and activists.
Don’t miss the exhibition, stories of good deeds, solidarity and mutual help need to be reminded constantly.