At the opening of the unique audiovisual exhibition Memories of the Nation of Monday under the former Stalin monument in the Letna in Prague, a number of mayoral candidates also met, asking if they could establish the first permanent museum of totalitarianism in the Czech Republic. Support the Republic. For all the protagonists, the pirate candidate had a different opinion.
Prague – Pirate Mayor Candidate Zdeněk Hřib has been criticized for his appearance at the opening of the Memorial of the Nation, under the former Stalin monument. When the organizers of the exhibition asked him if he would support the establishment of a stone museum of totalitarian regimes, which the Czech Republic does not yet have, Hřib opposed it. Not that he refused such a museum, but he now finds it a better virtual museum on the internet.
"Perhaps the crucial question is whether such a museum, which is stone and in one city, is the right way to draw attention to this problem," Hreb said.
The fact that young people do not know much about history is a problem, but the traditional concept of the museum does not improve the situation. "I think it is more effective to share such information electronically, preferably on social networks, so that young people absorb information," says Hrib, who says that the permanent museum is a museum that focuses on foreign tourists.
His opinion was unique among the mayor's candidates, others said they would support the establishment of a stone museum in Prague. In particular, Bohuslav Svoboda for the ODS, Jiří Pospíšil for TOP 09, STAN and KDU-ČSL and Jakub Landovský for the CSSD. The same opinion was presented by Hana Třeštíková, the two candidates for Prague. The first candidate, Jan Čižinsky, apologized, YOA leader Petr Stuchlík received the invitation but did not come because he had a different program.
The internet presenter of the museum, presented by the leader of the pirates, criticized the head of the college Nobility memories Jan Dobrovský. "In the light of how such museums look like totalitarianism in the surrounding countries, I have the impression that Mr. Hrib is a pure criminal who has no idea how the pride of the nation works. If ideas like monuments can be built on the internet it's really going downhill with this nation, "said Dobrovský for Aktuálně.cz.
Unique exhibition with wall and memories of witnesses
Visitors to the unique exhibition, created on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, are waiting for two entrances to the subway, which were inaccessible for many years. "I strongly recommend that they come in. I believe we have created a very strong area from this surface, giving people a sense of experience and interest in the events of the 20th century," said Nicholas Kroup, head of the Nation & # 39; s Memory, Aktuálně.cz.
The exhibition focuses on the totalitarian period of Nazism and communism and consists of four parts. The exhibition entitled The Testimony offers tales about witnesses that recall the important events of the 20th century. In the second part of the exhibition, images are projected via video mapping, ie projection of objects.
"Here we use new technologies, besides video mapping, also 3D animation and surround sound, for example, the Spitfire cockpit pilot in the Battle of Britain in the fifties can look at the lonely boundaries of a cell in which thousands of people suffered from communism or themselves find in the Gestapo flooded crypt of the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in Prague, "said Kroupa.
Another part of the exhibition is a 50 meter long and five meter high wall that has grown on the horizon in Metronome and is a symbol of censorship, freedom and violent distribution of the world. "We decided to draw the attention of the Pragues, the wall symbolizes totalitarian regimes, a divided society, what freedom means for us, where we have our walls today, what kind of material we build them, how they defend us from our perspective and freedom, "Kroupa said.
The exterior panels for the entrances of the exhibition and the park in Letná are explained in the photos, which are in the underground exhibition. "We also tell dozens of stories about World War II and communism, and all images and texts combine the theme of human dignity," Kroup added.
The exhibition is free for students and seniors
According to Kroupa, the original concept of the exhibition could not be realized that the visitors would have been made from one entrance to the other with the entire metro. "About half a year ago, our statistic was told that space is dangerous and we can only take visitors by exposing a tunnel to protect them For technical reasons we have built two tunnels in the first part of the subway, which we name bags where we can project to provide stories and historical paintings of the 20th century in the form of a cinema, "he said.
The exhibition is one of the largest and most expensive events in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, worth almost ten million crowns. The organizers expect tens of thousands of visitors on 9 December when the exhibition ends. The exhibition can be visited every day except Monday, because students, students and seniors are free, others pay 100 kroner. Exposure is not suitable for epileptics and people with respiratory problems.