"Fzdejte se, nic se fam nestane!"
in bad Czech: "Surrender, nothing will happen to you!"
Atentát | The Assasionation | 1964, 78 min
is a black-and-white Czech film directed by Jiří Sequens. The World War II story depicts events before and after Operation Anthropoid - the assassination of top German leader “Prague Butcher” Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Czechoslovak parachutists, training in Britain, are chosen for this task by the exile Czechoslovak government. They succeed but savage reprisals that followed Heydrichs’s death and final betrayal of their comrade indicates you shouldn’t expect happy ending. Sufficiently faithful reconstruction of the actual event.
Hard to always be prepared. But hooray, now I know that France and Czech Republic have the same “CEE 7/5 (Type E)” two-pronged plug and socket. London and Republic of Ireland use the same “BS 1363 (Type G)” three-rectangular pins that form a triangle.
Czechlist #10: Plzeň (Pilsen) is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Here you’ll find the world’s third largest, ornately decorated Great Synagogue as well as the Cathedral of St Bartholomew.
The Plzeň district is a place that will be forever associated with a centuries-old tradition of beer brewing using bottom fermentation, a beverage the Czechs call their “liquid bread”.
This is all well and good but what is perhaps the most important thing is that he was one of the first to actually write a vernacular bible (the only one used was the Latin vulgate). When he was burned, they piled his vernacular bibles around him.
If he wrote something like that this is the first time I’m hearing about it???
First completely Czech bible we know about comes from around 1360 (Bilbe leskovecko-drážďanská). The bible possibly came from one of the nunneries and during the Hussite Wars got into the hands of the Leskovec family. Unfortunately most of it burned during WW1 but rewritten parts by people who studied it were preserved.
You were right that they burned his books but that was before he was escorted to the stake. According to testimony of the man who witnessed his final hours “Hus upon seeing this laughed at their actions”.
'Seek the truth, hear the truth, learn the truth, love the truth, speak the truth, hold the truth and defend the truth until death'
Jan Hus (1370-1415) was a medieval religious thinker, Czech university teacher and Roman Catholic priest who found his inspiration in John Wickliffe.
In his religious works Hus criticized moral decline of the church and blamed them for exploitation of subjects and not living according to the God’s commandments. According to him the church didn’t need so much wealth to continue its work.
To make his writings understandable even to the most common people, he introduced improvements into Czech diacritic in order to represent each sound by a single symbol (so we have: š,č,ř,ž,á,í,é…). His own preachings, which were extremely popular between people at the time, were also carried out in Czech.
During his life he gained many followers but also many enemies. When Jan Hus decided to speak against indulgences, he was forbidden to preach in Prague, so he left and spread his teachings all over Bohemia. Very soon Hus was asked to come and defend his work in front of the council but in the end they didn’t even let him speak properly. After refusing to take his words back, Hus ended up at the stake, burned as a heretic. Jan Hus was a key contributor to Protestantism, whose teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe and on Martin Luther himself. His death almost immediately started the Hussite revolution.
CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.
AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA
Czech Easter: How to make Easter eggs
The egg (Czech: vajíčko or vejce) is an essential part of Easter and a symbol of new life. Painting eggs is a folk tradition and there are many ways how to do it.
Colorful wax-resist dyed eggs from southern Moravia with beautiful folk floral motifs.