Vzpomínka na 18. Světový kongres SVU v Brně
Rezoluce SVU z Plenárního zasedání u
příležitosti konání 20. Světového kongresu SVU
O Zlíně ve Washinmgtonu
Obrazová galerie z kongresu
SVU Moravian Chapter Takes Part in the Events of
Jewish Moravia - Jewish Brno 2001
Thanks to Dr. Marie Bobkova, our agile President of the SVU Moravian Chapter, the
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) will participate and be an active partner
in the forthcoming cultural events of the program of Jewish Moravia - Jewish Brno..
The program is to continue till the end of 2001. It will include expositions, concerts,
seminars, conferences, lectures, which are expected to have a wide impact. The festive
opening of the project will be on 18th December 2000. Of special interest is the
exposition of Mr. Waldes' collection of paintings by Prof. František Kupka; further, the
exhibition will present the history of Jewish culture in Moravia in the period 13th
century to 1945, in co-operation with the House of Art of Brno City, Jewish Museum of
Prague, Memorial of Holocaust in Terezín. The exhibition will include, among others, the
art of synagogues, and paintings of children from Terezín concentration camp. Apart from
other planned activities, the concert of cantor Joseph Malovany from New York City, is
also to take place. There will also be two grand receptions in the National Theatre of
The list of honored guests is headed by Rabbi Efraim Karol Sidon of Prague, Chief Rabbi of
the Czech Republic and Her Excellency, Ambassador of Israel, Erella Hadar. The President
of the project's Honorary Committee is Pavel Tigrid. Other participating celebrities
include Honorary Vice President of
B'nai B'rith Prof. Dr. Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich; President of Commission for Religious
Relations with Jews, Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy; President of the Commission for
Culture, Paul Cardinal Poupard; Honorary General Consul of the Czech Republic in Israel
and President of Israeli Society of Friends of
the Czech Republic, Chanan Rozen; Honorary President of the Society of Czechoslovak
immigrants in Israel, Hanuš Cvi Wiegl; Prince Karel Schwarzenberg; Countess Diana
Sternberg; writer and diplomat Avigdor Dagan (Viktor Fischl); writer Arnošt Lustig;
journalist Jefim Fištejn; Jiri Zlatuška, Rector of Masaryk University of Brno; Jan Kasl,
Mayor of Prague and Petr Duchon, Mayor of Brno and many others.
The events are cosponsored by the Israeli Society of Friends of the Czech Republic, the
Federation of Jewish Communities, the Jewish Museum of Prague, Jewish Community of Brno
and Prague, the Jewish Agency, Musica Judaica, Memorial of Holocaust in Terezin and the
City of Brno.
Media partners of the project are Czech Television, the Czech Radio, Radio Free Europe,
advertising companies REALMEDIA, Eclipse and Super Poster.
The present information was finalized at the 20th Congress of our Czechoslovak Society of
Arts and Sciences in Washington, 8 - 13th August 2000.
The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences is pleased to participate in this important
event. Many of the participants, including Mr. Jirí Waldes, Arnošt Lustig, Viktor
Fischl, Pavel Tigrid, Jaroslav Stránský and others are members of our Society.
M. Rechcigl, president
Datum poslední úpravy: 30.11.2000