Saturday, June 25, 2011

Radio Prague Today 6.25.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Reinhard Heydrich: the Butcher of Prague

At the end of September 1941, Hitler appointed Reinhard Heydrich as acting Reichsprotektor of occupied Bohemia and Moravia. The radio reported on his inauguration at Prague Castle, and the sound of the SS military band hammering out the German national anthem followed by the Horst Wessel song still sends a shiver down the spine.

Science Journal 25.6.2011

It is only two and a half years now since the Czech Republic officially joined the European Space Agency, and already Czech scientists are playing a big role, with more than three dozen projects currently underway.

"If I had been a boy, I would have been shot…" Part 2

In Czech Books this week we hear the second episode in our serialization of Jaroslava Skleničková's moving autobiography, "If I had been a boy, I would have been shot…" We continue with Jaroslava's account of the dramatic events that led to the destruction of her home village of Lidice. Extracts are read by Veronika Hyks and introduced by David Vaughan.