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In Memoriam: King Michael of Romania

Tonight we mourn the death of King Michael of Romania. He was the recipient of the 6th HRE Citizenship award, to honor his dedication to and achievement in public service. As a friend of the Society he will be missed.

In Memoriam: Dr. Helmut Kohl

A sad moment. A great European. Controversial and a patriot. Dr. Kohl was not my friend, but we interacted closely several times. We were linked by Ludwigshafen. And so time moves on.

- Marc S. Ellenbogen


Fearless Iva Drápalová left us

"In 1939 Iva Václavíková crossed Europe on the edge of war to spend a term in an English school. She did not come home for six years.

The most decorated female Olympian in history

"I am very sad to hear of the passing of famed Gymnast and anti-Communist hero Věra Čáslavská. The most decorated female Olympian in history, she was a brave spirit who opposed oppression and a corrupt regime.

Press Release
14th Hanno R. Ellenbogen Award

Prague Society turns 20 – 14th Hanno R. Ellenbogen Award to – April 5, 2016 in Prague

Remembering Otto Jelinek's Past

On the occasion of the International Day against Corruption the foreign representatives of Britain, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, South Korea and the USA signed a statement against said corruption.

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June 4, 2015
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December 9, 2014
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