Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of the Cultural Assets of WW II Victims
Čs. armády 34/828, 160 00 Praha
In accord with the UNESCO, UNIDROIT and ICOM’s internationally adopted recommendations and the Czech Republic’s obligations pursuant to the Washington Declaration and the Prague Declaration, the mission of the Centre is to perform research into the alienation of cultural property from World War II’s victims, and to share the outcomes of this work with the Czech Republic’s bodies and institutions, and regional, municipal or private museums, galleries and libraries as well as individual applicants for their looted cultural objects.
Institute for the Study od Totalitarian Regimes
Winstona Churchilla 1800/2, 130 00 Praha
The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes is a state-established institution for the scientific elaboration of the period of lack of freedom in Czechoslovakia during the years of Nazi occupation 1939–45 and communist dictatorship 1948–1989. Following this, ÚSTR is intensively involved in popularization and education. He creates a number of exhibitions independently or in cooperation with renowned museum partners, and acts as a scientific, methodological and pedagogical guarantor of other exhibition projects. At the same time, he has a rich publishing activity.
Jewish Museum in Prague
U Staré školy 1, 110 01 Prague, Czech Republic
Founded in 1906, the Jewish Museum in Prague is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. His collection was taken over during the war by the Prague Jewish community, which initiated the establishment of the so-called Jewish Central Museum. The Nazis approved the project, although guided by other intentions. After the Communist coup d’état, the museum was nationalized in 1950. In October 1994 the museum buildings and collections were returned to the Jewish community and the Jewish Museum in Prague was established as a non-governmental institution dedicated to the cultural history of Czech and Moravian Jews. As such, it develops a rich exhibition, professional, educational, publishing and cultural activity.
Tokajická 152, 273 54 Lidice
The Lidice Memorial preserves the memory of the village of Lidice and the Ležáky settlement exterminated by Nazis in 1942 and seeks to preserve their names as a worldwide symbol of the victims of Nazism. The institution manages a unique collection of modern art founded in 1967 by Sir Barnett Stross, consisting of works by leading world and Czech artists such as Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Adolf Hoffmeister, Pravoslav Kotík.
Museum of Roma Culture
Bratislavská 67, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
“We are a meeting point for cultures. We open the way to the roots of Roma identity. We preserve and make accessible the culture and history of the Roma as part of the world heritage. We contribute to tolerance and mutual understanding. For dialogue of cultures, for us.”
The Museum of Roma Culture was founded in 1991 on the initiative of Roma intellectuals. The unique institution globally documents the culture of Roma and Sinti, or many different Roma sub-ethnic groups and communities. The museum collection contains over 28,000 items. The museum is the administrator of the memorials Lety u Písku and Hodonín u Kunštátu.
Principova alej 304, 411 55 Terezin
It was established as a Monument of National Suffering in 1947 with the aim of commemorating the victims of the prisoners of the Jewish ghetto and the Gestapo police prison in Terezín, as well as the nearby concentration camp in Litoměřice. Of the 205 thousand prisoners of these Nazi repressive facilities, one in five died here, and another 87 thousand after deportation to other places. The mission of today’s Terezín Memorial is to bring visitors closer to the tragic period of the violence and to warn against new efforts to threaten democracy.