Translation: Jiří Červenka, Fra 2011
The novel depicts a fictional trial in which the dead sue the former chair of the Lodz ghetto Chaim Rumkowski, who managed to turn the ghetto in a perfectly functioning business. Was he a cymical collaborator exploiting his comrades or a tragic hero, who tried to save lives?
ANDRZEJ BART IN PRAGUE
Thanks to the Polish institute in Prague, we will have the opportunity to meet Andrzej Bart at the literature festival and book fair.
11 May, 6 pm
Noc literatury, Libeňská synagogue
On wednesday, May 11th, will mr. Bart take part in the opening ceremony of the Literature night and will shortly meet the audience.
12 May, 3 pm (public reading and meeting with author) and 4 pm (book signing)
17. INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR AND LITERATURE FESTIVAL BOOKWORLD PRAGUE
Průmyslový palác, Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague
Andrzej Bart, playwright, film director and one of the most renowned polish writers will come to Prague to introduce czech translation of his book "Fabryka muchołapek" (Fra publishing, 2011). A public reading followed by a discussion will take place on thursday, May 12th at 3 pm, in the right wing of Průmyslový palace, left balcony. At 4 pm the author will be present for signings at booth S101.
In 1848 a foundation stone was laid for the new synagogue situated outside the regularly flooded Jewish ghetto. During the Protectorate the Nazis turned it into a warehouse of the confiscated Jewish possessions, under the Communist regime it served as a warehouse of the former Liben theatre. Since 1990s the synagogue has hosted art, musical and literary events…
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