Friday, November 25, 2011

Radio Prague Today 11.25.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Business News 25.11.2011

In business news today: household energy prices to grow in coming months; Slevomat.cz buys share in Hungary's Bónus Brigád; Czech Post expects rise in profit compared to 2011; Construction sector expects crisis to deepen.

Survivors remember first transport to Terezín in winter of 1941

It's exactly seventy years since the first transport of Czechoslovak Jews left Prague, bound for the garrison town of Terezín, transformed by the Nazis into a ghetto and concentration camp. Some 140,000 Jewish men, women and children were sent to Terezín, known as Theresienstadt in German; most of them were later killed at Auschwitz. A number of events were held this week bringing together Terezín survivors, one of them on Thursday evening at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.

DVD series resurrects 1950s Czechoslovak Socialist Realist films

Filmy patří lidu (Films Belong to the People) is the title of a series of Socialist Realist pictures that have been released on DVD in the Czech Republic in recent months. These propaganda-filled films are from the 1950s, the harshest decade of the communist era, notorious for its brutal repression, show trials and forced labour camps.