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Heroes and collaborators. How are the Czechs dealing with historical memory? Discussion after the screening of the film "Reconstruction of Occupation" with the film's director.

Seemingly, the Czech and Polish versions of history must be different. But wasn't the experience of two neighboring nations, marked by long periods of foreign domination, significantly similar? 

Jan Šikl's film about Prague Spring 1968, similar to Piotr M. Majewski's famous books about Munich 1938 and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, portrays a short patriotic and dignified uprising, followed by a long era of dealing with an unpleasant reality. 

Can we learn something about our national uprisings from how the Czechs discuss the difficult pages of their history? 

Free admission

The discussion will be hosted by Andrzej S. Jagodziński, translator of Czech literature, philologist and journalist. 

Discussion participants: 

  • Jan Šikl, filmmaker Reconstruction of the Invasion 

  • Piotr M. Majewski, author of the books When will War Break Out? 1938. A Study of the Crisis (Kiedy wybuchnie wojna? 1938. Studium kryzysu), and Don't let them think we're collaborators. Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945 (Niech sobie nie myślą, że jesteśmy kolaborantami. Protektorat Czech i Moraw 1939-1945).