Tel Aviv

  • installation date: October 27, 2015
  • address: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Izrael
  • photo (c) Pavlína Šulcová / Václav Havel Library

The Václav Havel’s Place on the campus of Tel Aviv University was presented by a Czech delegation headed by Minister of Culture Daniel Herman and the designer of the untraditional place of memorial, architect Bořek Šípek. The event was part of this year’s commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic ties between the CR and Israel. 

Letter to Gustáv Husák – samizdat essay

„The overall question, then, is this: What profound intellectual and moral impotence will the nation suffer tomorrow, following the castration of its culture today? I fear that the baneful effects on society will outlast by many years the particular political interests that gave rise to them. So much more guilty, in the eyes of history, are those who have sacrificed the country’s spiritual future for the sake of their present power interests.“

Václav Havel:
Letter to Gustáv Husák – samizdat essay, April 8, 1975

What Price Human Rights?