The last platform – the transports of Brno’s Jews

The last platform – the transports of Brno’s Jews

A reminder of the deportations that formed such a chilling part of the Holocaust. A site-specific event combining scholarly commentary by the historian Táňa Klementová with a theatre montage by directors Eva Lietavová and Pavel Strašák.   

A 1942 report by the Jewish Community of Prague indicates that 3,503 bicycles, 2,036 typewriters and 34,543 fur coats were registered and prepared for use in Bohemia and Moravia. Each of these items originally had an owner with officially determined Jewish identity. An owner whose turbulent life is indicated by another table, summing up the numbers of Jews in the various regions of our country, first in March 1939 and then in June 1942. In the Brno region we learn that during that period, of the original 14,910 Jewish inhabitants only 855 remained at home.
On 27 May 1942, the last transport went from Brno to Theresienstadt, the last of the large deportations from this region.

The programme will be held in Czech only.

Free entry. The capacity of the event is full, thank for you understanding!

In collaboration with the Jewish Museum in Prague. Financially supported by the Czech-German Future Fund.

19:00 Meet at tř. Kpt. Jaroše 1922/3 (the Brno branch of the Jewish Museum in Prague)

A different Brno topography

A different Brno topography

A literary walk with works by Robert Musil, Franz Schamann, Richard Schaukal, Karl Hans Strobl, Karl Wilhelm Fritsch, Guido Glück and Karl Kreisler.

Seven brief excerpts, localised in central Brno, seven places where the literary excerpts will be supplemented with their essential historical and social context. The walk will be led by Jan Budňák and Zdeněk Mareček, who are preparing a book about Brno’s German-language authors.

In collaboration with the German Cultural Association of the Brno Region.

The programme will be held in Czech only.

Free entry

17:00 Meet in front of the Mahen Theatre

Walking in the footsteps of Kurt Gödel

Walking in the footsteps of Kurt Gödel

One of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers and a friend of Albert Einstein, Kurt Gödel is perhaps one of Brno’s lesser-known natives. He was a versatile scientist whose discovery of the limits of mechanical processes had an essential influence over the computers that were emerging in the first half of the 20th century. He examined mathematical infinity and, while studying the nature of time and resolving Einstein’s equations, he uncovered a way of travelling back in time in his theoretical model.

For this walk, led by members of the Kurt Gödel Society, we will meet in front of the villa where the Gödel family lived from 1915. We will have a look at the plaque as well as the original gazebo that still stands in the villa’s garden. From there we’ll go to Gödel’s birthplace at Pekařská 5, walk the newly designated Kurt Gödel Lane and go down through the Studánka park, where he played as a kid, to the bathhouse in Kopečná, opposite the building that used to house a grammar school – the same path to school that Gödel would take for eight years.

The participants will receive a plan of Brno marked with places that are linked with Gödel’s life in the city.

In collaboration with the Kurt Gödel Society and the Brno Observatory and Planetarium.

Walking will be held in Czech and English.

Free entry. Limited capacity. Book your places through the button Book Event above.

17:00 Meet in front of the villa at Pellicova 8a