Jan Kvapil: Zapomenuté osobnosti olomouckého kraje / Jan Kvapil: Forgotten personalities of Olomouc region
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In 2019, we commemorate several anniversaries of Czech history. Jan Kvapil’s lecture focuses on Olomouc personalities who were part of such historical moments. The Memory of Nation, a project of the non-profit organization Post Bellum, commemorates people from the Olomouc region who have been actively involved in our history at the national and international level. One such person was Jan Opletal, a student who was mortally wounded during an anti-Nazi demonstration in November 1939. A remembrance in his honor led to the closure of Czech universities with 1,200 students being sent to concentration camps.