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Tag Archives: Zdenek Stepánek
1412 – 1415: Master Jan Hus in his sermons in the Bethlehem Chapel denounces plague the church organization. Read More »
1419: The atmosphere in Prague after Hus’ death is very tense. Several rebels are prisoned and radical priest Jan Zelivský leads large masses of people to the Old Town’s council house occupied by corrupt councillors, where the prisoners are kept. Read More »
After the battle of Sudom?? the Hussite teaching spreads through the whole country and people start leaving their homes to help build the fortification of Tábor. Read More »
Transport z raje / Transport From Paradise (1963) Zbynek Brynych, Zdenek Stepánek, Ilja Prachar, Jirí Vrstála, Drama, War
Transport from Paradise is set in an unusual World War II concentration camp. The lax Nazi guards permit their Jewish prisoners to roam freely about the camp and conduct their own business and social affairs, without the threat of instant extermination looming over their heads. The prisoners’ main fear is that they may at any moment be shipped off to one of the death camps. In the film’s incredibly heartbreaking climax, a group of prisoners willingly board a train to Auschwitz, laboring under the delusion that they are being sent to another “paradise” camp at the behest of the Council of Jewish Elders.
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