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Former President Václav Havel passed away

21 December, 2011 - 23 December, 2011 3:00 AM

With great sadness, the BBLA informs of passing away of the former dissident, playwright and politician Mr. Václav Havel. Mr. Havel passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011.


"In Václav Havel we have lost a man who restored dignity to the Czech nation, a man who played a key role in winning freedom for our country in 1989.

He was the most famous Czech, recognized all over the world. Unfortunately, he was more welcome and revered abroad than at home. Though a modest and shy man, he stood his ground when meeting and dealing with the world´s most powerful people. I only hope that at least now we will realize what a man we had in our fellow citizen, and will look up to him as an example."

Karel Schwarzenberg


THE BOOK OF CONDOLENCE WILL BE OPEN AT THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL, 321 E 73RD STREET, NEW YORK FROM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 TILL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 FROM 10AM-1PM AND 2PM - 5PM.


Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General