A monument commemorating the victims of racial persecution during the years 1939–1945 was unveiled at a ceremony in the city´s Zaskostelecký Square on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The author of the monument, academic sculptor Vladimír Krninský, created his work to mark the 75th anniversary of the transport of Jews from Jindřichův Hradec to Terezín.
The ceremony in the smallish square brought together some 100 people – members of the Zikaron Union, the organizer of the event, officials of the City of Jindřichův Hradec as the main sponsor of the project, the general public and, last but not least, family members and relatives who expressed their gratitude and emotions, while appreciating that the names of their next of kin shall not be forgotten. The guests included 91-year František Fantl, a Holocaust survivor, who had been in that transport and who still has family ties in the city. We are positive that the date May 22, 1942 will find its place among the more joyous anniversaries marked in May and that the monument itself will serve as a venue for mutual meetings.
Mgr. Marta Leblová, Zikaron z.s.