A Memorial to Vaclav Havel



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The Simon Wiesenthal Center / Museum of Tolerance and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles invite you to a

Memorial Tribute Honoring Vaclav Havel

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7:00pm

 

Tributes by:

Petr Gandalovic, Czech Ambassador to the United States
Michal Sedlacek, Czech Consul General
Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance

Special Documentary Film Screening:

Občan (Citizen) Havel

One of the towering figures of the 20th Century, Vaclav Havel, the essayist, playwright, political dissident, and statesman, is considered to be a catalyst of the fall of Soviet totalitarianism. He first gained notoriety for his plays, which sharply and satirically detailed life under Communist rule in post-war Czechoslovakia. After the Soviet invasion in 1968, his plays were banned and he was imprisoned numerous times. In 1977, he helped to create Charter 77, a manifesto for peaceful democratic change and one of the crucial documents in the fall of Soviet rule. In January 1993, he was elected the first President of the Czech Republic. After his resignation and until his death, he dedicated himself to the promotion of human rights everywhere.

There is no charge for the event but pre-registration is required.

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Free underground parking. 

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