By Theodore Schwinke
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He died falling from his hospital-room window in 1997. Václav Havel The Czech president was known as a playwright before he became a civil rights activist protesting the Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968 (see p35). His absurdist works and his fame helped draw international attention to his country’s struggles. Adventures of the Good Soldier ◊vejk Ha√ek was so effective in sending up the army and the Austro-Hungarian empire that Czechs still have a hard time taking authority seriously. Prague’s Top 10 The protagonist Joseph K.
But anti-Semitism still lurked. In 1899, Leopold Hilsner was accused of ritual murder; his counsel was Tomá√ Garrigue Masaryk, future president of independent Czechoslovakia. Although the interwar years were a golden age for Czech Jews, among them Franz Kafka (see p44), the 1938 Munich Agreement gave Hitler possession of Czech lands, and the Jews’ freedom was restricted to a ghetto, before being deported to concentration camps. Synagogues were turned into archives for looted Jewish artifacts. Hitler reportedly even planned to create a museum of an extinct race in Josefov.
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