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The Genocide of Armenians during WWI

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: April 9, 2015, 19:00 – 21:00

This year marks 100 years since the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Considering the roots of the genocide, its denial and reflections on it will be Armenian Studies experts Haig Utidjian and Milada Kiliánová from Charles University’s Faculty of Arts and Šimon Krbec, a lawyer at the Faculty Evangelical Theology of Charles University and the Archaeology of Evil Research Centre. Historian Petr Šulc will chair the discussion.

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Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter

„If I consider the problem as that which the world is turning me into – that is, as a tiny screw in a giant machine, deprived of human identity – then there is really nothing I can do. Obviously I cannot put a stop to the destruction of the globe, the growing stupidity of nations and the repoduction of thousands of new thermonuclear bombs. If, however, I consider it as that which each of us originally is, or rahter what each of us – irrespective of the state of the world – has the basic potential to become, which is to say an autonomous human being, capable of acting responsibly to and for the world, then of course there is a great deal I can do.“

Václav Havel:
Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter, March 6, 1982

Václav Havel’s Prague