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26/4/2017
Winton’s Trains in USA

An exhibition called “Winton’s Trains” was solemnly opened by ribbon cutting on Monday April 24, 2017. This is the very first time that this unique exhibition went to the United States after several years of efforts by the CG Los Angeles. Its official opening, moreover, took place within one of the most important Jewish holidays, Yom HaShoa – The Day of Holocaust Commemoration. The event was held in the Museum of Tolerance, with which CG LA has exceptionally friendly relations, and which is the first of its kind, conceptually based on the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and is also one of the biggest and most prestigious Jewish museums on the West Coast.

The afternoon ceremony was opened by Mrs. Liebe Geft, director of the museum, who, apart from others, thanked to the CG Los Angeles and Mrs. Olga Menzelová for the preparation of such an important exhibition. Later she gave the word to the Representative Office Director Mr. Pavol Šepeľák, who emphasized the importance of the heroic act of the British broker, Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 Czechoslovakian children, mostly of Jewish origin, who he enabled leaving the pre-war Czechoslovakia for England, where they became orphans as most of their biological parents died in concentration camps. On this occasion, he also thanked Mrs. Olga Menzelová, wife of the Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel, who personally visited the ceremony in Los Angeles. O. Menzelová then described the story of the origins of this unique exhibition curated by professor Jaroslav Brabec, but she also remarked that the last, ninth Winton’s train with more than 250 children was stopped by the Nazis and all the passengers died in shoah. She also said that sufficient funds have been raised after several years of endeavor to build a memorial dedicated to the parents of these children, which is going to be solemnly unveiled at the Prague Main Train Station on 27 May 2017.

Mr. Antonio R. Villaraigosa, former mayor of Los Angeles, and notably Mrs. Gila Gamliel, the Minister for Social Equality of Israel, were among the important guests and speakers of the rich and emotive program that preceded the opening of the exhibition. Rabbi Meyer May, the executive director of the SWC (note: The Government of the CR passed its very first gift to a non-profit human-right organization in 2016, nearly $2,000.- to the SWC upon a CG LA proposal) also had a speech at the ceremony visited by more than 250 guests, including at least 20 holocaust survivors, and also Rabbi Abraham Cooper, who not only stressed the increasing anti-Semite behavior in today’s world, but also the importance of this year’s Yom HaShoa, which was a jubilee, 40th one for the SWC in Los Angeles. Both the Rabbis welcomed the representatives of states in the persons of consul generals, namely of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Great Britain and Uruguay.

The program also contained a cultural part, a performance of the Jewish Community Children’s Choir accompanied by successful Czech violinist Johana Krejčí.

The whole program then culminated in the ribbon cutting, in which the managements of the Museum of Tolerance and the SWC, the Minister of Israel, Chris O’Connor the Consul General of Great Britain and one of the rare survivor children rescued by Mr. Nicholas Winton, Mr. David Lux participated as well as Olga Menzelová and Pavol Šepeľák.

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17/6/2014
Exhibition Winton's Train's extended until the June 30 2014!
18/5/2014
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6/5/2014
Winton’s Trains exhibition reopens in Prague on the occasion of Sir Nicholas’ 105th birthday

Updated exhibition Winton’s Train’s of the author Jaroslav Brabec will be installed in Kampa Park in Prague near Museum Kampa, accesible free of charge, 24 hours a day.

When: May 19. - June 19. 2014
Where: U Sovových mlýnů, Kampa Park, Prague 1

The event is held under the auspices of Martin Stropnický, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic and Jiří Vávra, the First Deputy Mayor of Capital Prague.

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18/9/2013
The exhibition Capricious Summers of Jiří Menzel has been a part of the american premiere of Menzels new movie Don Juans.

The event took place at the prestigious AFI Silver Theatre in the presence of the director himself, AFI program director Todd Hitchcock, Ambassador Petr Gandalovič and other figures of cultural scene, Czech as well as American.

The project was prepared by Medialogue, s.r.o. in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, the Czech Center in New York and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles with the support of the Municipal Government of the Capital City of Prague.

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General Partner of the Project: PSJ, a.s.

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Partner of the Project: ALUKOV HZ spol. s r.o.

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19/8/2013
Exhibition CAPRICIOUS SUMMERS OF JIŘÍ MENZEL will travel together with Academy awarded director on his USA tour, September 2013.

The exhibition produced by Medialogue on the occasion of Jiří Menzel's 75. birthday will be accompanying his travels to the USA (Washington, New York, Los Angeles) this September to support his new movie Don Juans.

The project was prepared by Medialogue, s.r.o. in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, the Czech Center in New York and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles with the support of the Municipal Government of the Capital City of Prague.

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General Partner of the Project: PSJ, a.s.

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Partner of the Project: ALUKOV HZ spol. s r.o.

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Sir Nicholas Winton has been awarded the Trebbia European award 2013 for contribution to national dialogue of cultures. The prize was presented by Miroslava Nemcova, the Chairwoman of the Czech Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies and accepted on Sir Winton's behalf by his daughter Barbara Winton. Congratualations!

Sir Nicholas Winton nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2013. More information to be found here www.shoahlegacy.org
Sir Nicholas Winton celebrates his 103rd Birthday on 19th May 2012 and we wish him many more beautiful days to come!

MEDIALOGUE, as a proud partner of successful exhibition project Almost Velvet Revolutions produced by Czech-Arab Center for Cultural Dialogue INSAAN, would like to announce its continuance in Brno. The exhibition, which covers over 40 outstanding photos combining images related to the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution of 1989 and images from the Arab revolutions and protests of the last year will be held in March 2012. The address of the exhibition will be announced shortly.

Medialogue has been a proud partner of successful exhibition project Almost Velvet Revolutions produced by Czech-Arab Center for Cultural Dialogue INSAAN, which was installed at the Republic Square in Prague from November 16 - 30. If you haven't had an opportunity to see over 40 outstanding photos combining images related to the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution of 1989 and images from the Arab revolutions and protests of this year personally, use the opportunity to see the section of the exhibition Almost Velvet Revolutions online, together with photographs of its launch in the virtual gallery Aktualne.cz on the link bellow:

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We are proud to invite you to an exceptional exhibition project Almost Velvet Revolutions produced by Czech-Arab center for cultural dialogue INSAAN. More than 40 outstanding photos combining images related to the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution of 1989 and images from the Arab revolutions and protests of this year will be installed on namesti Republiky (Republic square) in Prague from November 16 - 30. Medialogue Company is a proud partner of this project and a supplier of the exhibition system INEXIN.

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One of Winton's children - Hugo Marom (83) is one of the laureates of this year's 15th annual award Gratias AGIS. Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg presented the prize to mr. Marom on October 14th for spreading the good name of the Czech Republic. Congratulations!
The entire exhibition project Winton's Trains is now available online at www.wintonstrain.com in section Project.
We would like to thank following institutions for courtesy to public the exhibition in its entirety on the website:
  • Bundesarchiv, Germany (image no. 183-1989-0322-506, photographer unknown, image no. 5)
  • Auswärtiges Amt - Politisches Archiv, Germany (scan - Munich Agreement, image no. 7)
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA (photo - The mass execution of women and children after the liquidation of the Mizocz ghetto in Ukraine,14 October 1942, image no. 67)

NEWS
Exhibition Winton's Train's extended until the June 30 2014!
Winton’s Trains exhibition reopens in Prague on the occasion of Sir Nicholas’ 105th birthday
Updated exhibition Winton’s Train’s of the author Jaroslav Brabec will be installed in Kampa Park in Prague near Museum Kampa, accesible free of charge, 24 hours a day.

When: May 19. - June 19. 2014
Where: U Sovových mlýnů, Kampa Park, Prague 1

The event is held under the auspices of Martin Stropnický, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic and Jiří Vávra, the First Deputy Mayor of Capital Prague.

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