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The Ambassador’s Lecture on the Velvet Revolution in Helsingborg

On 20 November 2009, Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka attended a traditional morning meeting of business people from Southern Sweden where he presented a lecture on the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.

Jerker Jacobsson (right) moderated the Ambassador’s lecture

About 200 business people participated at the lecture which was organized by Marknadsföreningen.

The lecture by Z. Lyčka

The Ambassador remembered the public in Swedish what happened in the 1980s not only in Czechoslovakia but also in other neighbouring countries of the Soviet block. Later on he focused on his personal experience from the Velvet Revolution. He read short parts from his own notes from 18 November 1989, from Peter Sís’ book THE WALL: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain and from other relevant texts (Several Sentences, Václav Havel’s works etc.). After the lecture, part of the documentary The Tender Revolution was screened.

The public – about 200 people