Open Breakfast

Open Breakfast

Meeting Brno and Ghettofest invite you to a pleasant time with people of various origins and religions. Come to a culturally varied brunch on Saturday morning: you will meet old and new friends here. Prepare and offer your favourite food and taste other home-made delicacies from all over the world!

The Open Breakfast is followed by a rich Ghettofest programme: follow ghettofest.cz for more.

The Open Breakfast is organized in cooperation with HateFree Culture and In IUSTITIA.

Czech-German mass

Czech-German mass

The Christian faith connects people around the world. Christians see a true image of God in the other, regardless of nationality, colour, or origin. Together, believers address God as „Father“. „May all be one“ (Jn 17:21), Jesus calls upon us. Therefore, no one is a foreigner in the church. What unites nations and their reconciliation will be strengthened in praying together during this Mass.

The service will be celebrated by Msgr. Anton Otte, a former provost of the Vyšehrad Chapter and a longtime spiritual advisor to the Ackermann-Gemeinde, and Mons. Václav Slouk, canon

The Royal Chapter of Sts. Peter and Paul, Brno dean and priest at the church of St. James. In the past decades, Otte has been an active ambassador of reconciliation in Czech-Germanneighbourhood. The Mass is held in cooperation with the Ackermann-Gemeinde and will be said Czech and German.

 

A Meeting with Witnesses

A Meeting with Witnesses

In the refectory of the Augustinian Abbey, a moderated and interpreted meeting with witnesses from among the Brno Germans will take place. Listening to their stories, we will look into the memories of their childhood, of summer of 1945 and their reception by the neighbouring countries. We will learn how their relationship to the lost homeland had changed and how they perceive today’s Brno.

Honouring the Victims of World War II

Honouring the Victims of World War II

The infamous Kounicovy dorms in Brno symbolize the suffering of thousands of people who were imprisoned here during the Nazi occupation. Hundreds of people, resistance fighters and Czech patriots lost their lives here by violent death. After the end of the war, the suffering continued here until June 1945. With the participation of guests from Germany, we will symbolically begin the Saturday Reconciliation March here.