Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of the saddest events in modern history of the Czech and Slovak nations.
On March 15th, 1939, the German troops entered what remained of Czechoslovakia after the Munich agreement of 1938. It also began the long period of political exile that ended fifty years later with the fall of the iron curtain in 1989.
Among the people who left Czechoslovakia in the wake of the Nazi occupation were award-winning Canadian journalists Joe Schlesinger and Peter C. Newman. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet them in person on March 26th at 7pm, 2 Sussex Ave. in Toronto. In a conversation hosted by another noted Canadian journalist of Czech origin, Hana Gartner, they will recount their childhood experience of leaving Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. The evening is presented by the Consulate General of Czech Republic in Toronto.