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Preview of the Burning Bush, film about Jan Palach, in Bucharest

On 23 February 2013, Ambassador Jiří Šitler attended the preview of the film Burning Bush by Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

The event, organized by the Czech Centre and HBO Romania, began with a short speech given by the Ambassador. He remembered the events of 1968 and Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia,similar events in Poland and Liviu Babes, who set himself on fire on Bradu slope in Poiana Brasov in protest against communism.

 

In the photo: Ambassador Jiří Šitler, Director of the Polish Institute Maja Wawrzyk and other diplomats