Event (general): First year of the Prize of Memory of Nations
The first year of the Prize of Memory of Nations, directed by Václav Marhoul, took place in 2010 in Žofín Palace in Prague.
The Prize of Memory of Nations are awards for persons who have shown in their lives that honor, freedom and human dignity are not just empty words. People of the Czech and Slovak Republics who spent years in communist prisons have taken over the People's Memory Award. The organizers of the gala evening are Post Bellum, Czech Television, Czech Radio and Television of Slovakia and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. Each of the winners can state their wishes and the organizers will try to grant them.
The winners of the first year of the Prize of Memory of Nations were Tomáš Sedláček, Věra Roubalová-Kostlánová, Jan Pecka and Šimon Pánek. From that year to the present (2017), 29 people have been awarded prizes. Among them are war veterans, political prisoners, resistance fighters, Holocaust survivors, persecuted writers or underground people, scouts, church members, and many others.Since 2010, when was the first prize was awarded, the Prize of Memory of Nations has been awarded annually
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