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Monument Dedicated to Milada Horáková to be Unveiled in Prague

On November 16th, 2015, on the eve of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, Milada Horáková Monument will be unveiled in Prague. The leading political dissident was sentenced to death in a Communist show trial 65 years ago.

A seven-member jury of leading architects, sculptors and  professionals, backed by The Stránský Foundation Fund, the Prague 1 District Council and the Minister of Culture, Daniel Herman, drafted a transparent and professional process to select a winner from 23 qualified entries. 

The winning entry by sculptor Joseph Faltus is that of the witness stand from the trial.  A sparrow symbolizing Milada Horáková sits on the microphone, ready to take flight. The following quote

from her last letter are etched on the marble floor: “I’m falling, falling, I’ve lost this fight, I leave with honor. I love this country, this people. Foster well-being. I leave with no ill-feeling to you.  I wish it for you, I wish that for you.”

A plaque with Horáková’s final words translated into four languages will be placed next to the monument. The monument is to be slightly larger than life scale, interactive, and extremely symbolic. 

The Stránský Foundation Fund has created an open transparent bank account for tax-deductible donations: Raiffeisenbank acct. No. 8123455001/5500. 

All donations can be viewed at www.nfstransky.cz. All donations will be publicly evidenced in the above account, and all donors, upon contacting the Foundation Fund at  Nadační fond Stránský, Národní 11, 110 00 Praha 1 (or via email at: recepce@mjs.narodni.cz) will receive an original signed certificate confirming their participation in this project.

M.Horakova Monument. Photo by NJS.

M.Horakova Monument. Photo by NJS.