Mezinarodni Galerie

Mezinarodni Galerie

In 1240 the Witigonen family built what is now known as Cesky Krumlov Castle. Down in the dungeon is where you will find an art galerie. Mezinarodni Galerie is home to a permanent collection of ceramic sculptures by Miroslav Paral. Walking in the dungeon reminds you that people were much shorter then, some of the passages I needed to duck to keep my head separate from the surroundings! One room was full of suitcases cast by Paral reminding us of the Nazi occupation. Jews were told to pack their belongings in cases, label them and herded into cattle cars. History tells us what happened to the people rounded up and their cases were ransacked by the Nazi’s, valuables stolen the rest discarded. There was never any intention of reuniting the cases with their owners. Traveling through the Czech Republic you can still see remnants of Soviet and Nazi occupation and the damage done.

 

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