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Antonín Tučapský passed away

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The Czech Embassy is deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Mr Antonín Tučapský, a renowned composer and music teacher, on Tuesday 9 September, at the age of 86. more ►

Nina Dobosharevich passed away

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We are sorry to announce that Mrs Nina Dobosharevich (née Vignerová), a Major (Ret.) of the Free Czechoslovak army, which she joined in the Middle East in 1942, passed away in June aged 94. The last farewell to Mrs Dobosharevich took place in… more ►

Alice Herz-Sommerová passed away

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The Czech Embassy is deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Mrs Alice Herz-Sommer, a renowned concert pianist and the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust, on Sunday 23 February, at the age of 110. more ►

"I would fight for freedom today, if necessary"

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Mrs Nina Dobosharevich (née Vignerová), a WWII veteran, celebrated her 94 birthday. "I would fight for freedom today, if necessary," admits Mrs Dobosharevich, a Major (Ret.) of the Free Czechoslovak army which she joined in the Middle East in… more ►

Remembering Jan Palach

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Deputy Ambassador Antonin Hradilek was among those who honoured the memory of Jan Palach at a ceremony organised by the Board of Trustees of Velehrad together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic on January 19, 2014. more ►

WWII veteran Colonel František Kaplan passed away

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Colonel František Kaplan, a World War II Free Czechoslovak Army veteran who served in the 1st Independent Tank Brigade during the siege of Dunkerque in 1944, died on 25 December 2013 aged 92. Czech Republic Defence Minister as well as the Czech… more ►

Alice Herz-Sommerová celebrated her 110th birthday

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Mrs Alice Herz-Sommerová, a renowned concert pianist and a survivor of the holocaust, is celebrating her 110th birthday on November 26. Ambassador Žantovský sent Mrs Herz-Sommerová a bouquet of flowers and his best wishes and congratulations on… more ►

The Czech –born actor Herbert Lom, dies aged 95

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The Czech – born actor Herbert Lom, best known for his role of Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films, died last night aged 95. The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London expresses its sincerest condolences to the family, colleagues and… more ►