The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War by Vladimír Dzuro

A Talk and Book Launch

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 6:30 pm
Bohemian National Hall, 3rd fl.

Moderated by Christopher Harwood

Special guests
Ivana Hrdlicková, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Larry D. Johnson, Former UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs

Readings Maxwell Zener

Music Samuel R. Saffery

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A riveting true story of finding justice for the people of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vladimír Dzuro worked as a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Prague and later at the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Interpol in Prague. In 1994, Vladimír joined the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in the former Yugoslavia and in April 1995, he began a ten-year stint as an investigator with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. Currently, Vladimír works as Chief of the New York Headquarters Office at the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services. He earned his M.A. in Investigation Management from Charles Sturt University in Australia. The Registrar of the ICTY awarded him with the International Justice Medal. Vladimir is the author of The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War and Justice, published in Prague by Grada Publishing in 2017. The book became a bestseller and is currently in its second reprint. The English version of The Investigator will be published in October 2019 in the United States. https://warcrimeinvestigator.com/
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Limited seating.
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Suggested donation: $5.00
A light refreshment will follow the program.

This event is organized by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic New York and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York

Citizen Sis: From Maršov to Leopoldov via Bulgaria 🗓

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7 pm
Bohemian National Hall, cinema
321 E 73 St, New York City

FILM + DISCUSSION
Screening of a 2019 documentary film about a Czech journalist and a hero of Bulgaria, Vladimír Sís (1889-1958)

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Vladimír Sís was a Czech patriot, journalist, and writer. At age 23, he sent his reports from the frontline of the Balkan War (1912-1913) as a correspondent for the Národní Listy newspaper in Prague. He became an important voice for the Czech national independence movement and the Bulgarian cause.Persecuted by the Austro-Hungarian regime, arrested by the Nazis, he was killed in the Leopoldov prison during the 1950’s communist purges in Czechoslovakia. In 1998, he was posthumously awarded the Order of T. G. Masaryk by president Václav Havel.

The film explores the European and the Czech history of the first half of the 20th century: The Balkan Wars from 1912-13, the T.G.Masaryk’s “MAFFIE” organization (1914), the World Wars, First and Second Czech Resistance – as Vladimír Sís participated directly and actively in all those events. The film was shot in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the Balkans and features Bulgarian and Czech researchers and close relatives of Vladimír Sís.

Gospodin Nedelchev, PhD, is an award-winning Bulgarian film director, artist, animator, and screenwriter of more than forty animated and documentary films. As an Associate Professor, he teaches Animation Directing at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.

Mr. Gospodin Nedelchev will be present for Q&A after the screening.
A light reception will follow the program.

Limited seating
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Suggested donation $5.00

Organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter, and the Bulgarian History Club in New York.

A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE: An Evening with Zuzana Justman

Mon, November 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
at Bohemian National Hal,cinema
321 E 73 St, New York City

The Czech-American Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and writer will discuss three of her major films Voices of the Children (1996), A Trial in Prague (2000), and Czech Women: Now We Are Free (1993)

Moderated by Helena Fisera and Christopher Harwood

Limited seating!
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Suggested donation $5.00

The event is organized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter in cooperation with the Society for History of Czech and Slovak Jews (SHCSJ).

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