Rozhovor Britských listů 263. V Londýně jsem poznal pozoruhodné Čechy [Britské listy Interview 263. I met remarkable Czechs in London]

Culik, J. and Jakobec, M. (2020) Rozhovor Britských listů 263. V Londýně jsem poznal pozoruhodné Čechy [Britské listy Interview 263. I met remarkable Czechs in London]. [Audio]

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Abstract

Milan Jakobec, a lawyer and until recently the Director of the Czech Diplomatic Academy, worked in London at the Czech Embassy as the Deputy of the Czech Ambassador in the 1990s. He has now written a memoir which contains a number of remarkable portraits of Czechs who then were living in the United Kingdom. Perhaps one of the most important personalities was Miss Pokorná, who was a hundred years old. Shortly before the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, she took a number of people across the Czechoslovak border, enabling them to escape. She then returned and was sent to Nazi extermination camps by the occupiers, but she survived. After the fall of communism she donated a piano to the Czech Embassy in London, but she only allowed musical celebrities to play it. She also reproached the Embassy for not wiping dust on the piano, so she came to the Embassy every Wednesday to do it herself. The interview contains information about several other remarkable Czech personalities who lived in London in the 1990s. It was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Friday 6th March 2020.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Milan Jakobec, Czech Republic, Czech diplomacy, Czech Embassy London, Czech emigres in London, Czech culture in London in the 1990s, Jan Čulík, Jan Culik, Britské listy Interviews.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Jakobec, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
Copyright Holders:Britské listy
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