After tours highlighting corruption, Czechs appear to be willing to look at an even darker side of their recent history, the massacre of German-speakers at the end of WWII from the perspective of two-wheel tourism.
US lawyer Ed Fagan says Czechs can profit from his latest attempt to get historic bonds honored. This time round Fagan is targeting Germany and the German bank DekaBank which he says should pay up maybe hundreds of millions of crowns related to bonds issued in the Sudetenland and Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during WWII.
Transferring the comic “Alois Nebel” onto the big screen required a tremendous investment of time, money and cooperation. Made for around Kč 80 million, the film’s animation took exactly two years and two months to complete. At a press screening a sample clip was shown that had required 170 drawings and 15 hours of work to complete. It passed in the blink of an eye.
Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of “Schindler’s List” based on a book by Thomas Keneally led to a cottage industry in Poland of tours tracing the steps of the Nazi industrialist who saved the lives of some 1,200 Jews who worked as forced labor in his factories. The new owners of Oskar Schindler’s Czech factory in Brněnec hope to turn it into a museum — but the town lacks funds.