Before the advent of modern technology, books were practically the only source of transmitted information, through which an awareness of the development of human society was formed, and monastery libraries contained the oldest and rarest of these. Seventy years ago, the communists moved to destroy these extensive collections, the past of which we will never be able to fully reconstruct due to the irreversible losses. Since 13 April 2020, a virtual exhibition prepared by the Czech National Library as part of the NAKI project “Virtual reconstruction of sets of books” has presented this crackdown with the code name “K” (for “klášter”, i.e. “monastery”), its political causes, organised execution and devastating consequences.
Content, historic research: Luboš Kokeš, Marcela Strouhalová
Graphics, animations: Marie Matysová
Concept, script, production: Nina Wančová
Narration: Martin Dusbaba
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