Charlotta (Lotka) Burešová was born in Prague on November 4, 1904 into the family of tailor Gustav Kompert and his wife Steffi. She studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in a class of F. Krattner and at the College of Applied Arts in a class of J. Schusser. She married lawyer Radim Bureš; […]
Is the Past Still Alive?
The winners of the Terezín Memorial’s 23rd literary competition and the 21st art contest, named The Hana Greenfield Memorial in honor of the initiator, co-founder and sponsor of the competitions, this time held under the common title Is the Past Still Alive?, were announced at an award-giving ceremony in the cinema of the Ghetto Museum […]
70th Anniversary of the Terezín Memorial
Early May 2017 was a major milestone for the Terezín Memorial. The institution was just then celebrating the 70 years that had elapsed since its foundation. What Were Its Early Days? The Memorial to National Suffering (later renamed the Terezín Memorial) was established two years after the war, in May 1947, at the initiative of […]
Commemorative Stamps Featuring the Terezín Memorial
A postage stamp booklet designed by Jan Ungrád was also issued to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Terezín Memorial. Each of the eight stamps in the booklet features both works of art by leading Czech artists, artifacts kept in the collections of the Terezín Memorial, as well as pictures made by […]