House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide, Prague

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  • We just stumbled upon this incredible sculpture late one afternoon after wandering around Mala Strana and then Old Town--it is visually stunning, historically important, emotionally moving, and incred...  more »
  • One of those things you didn’t look for but when you stumble across it and realise what it represents it makes you think and thankful you live in a free country. It is in the memory of Jan Palach who ...  more »
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  • According to the official Prague Tourism website, these unique group of sculptures not far from the Faculty of Philology is dedicated to its student Jan Palach, who burned himself on 16 January 1969 in protest against the Soviet occupation. The pair of sculptures called "The House of the Son" and "The House of the Mother" is a work of art by the American sculptor and architect of Czech origin John Hejduk. "The House of the Son," in light color, represents Jan Palach himself. "The Mother's House" is darker, as if it were rusty, and points to Palack's desperate mother. A plaque with the poem "The Burial of Jan Palach" by the American writer David Shapiro complements the installation with the symbolic flames.
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  • A location where the regional art school. The national hero Jan Palach Memorial here, has been attributed to the Czechs. 1969 is a 21-year-old philosophy student who burned himself against the regime.
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  • ... 🔥... Jane ... never be forgotten ️ ✌
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