100th anniversary


15/9/2012, Saturday / Lomnice

European Heritage Days
10:00 – 17:00 Celebration of EHD in the Jewish quarter of Lomnice
13:00 – 14:00 Drahan ensemble, 14:30 – 16:00 KlezMehrin ensemble
Guided tours of the château, church, town hall, and synagogue
Exhibition on the fate of Leo Eitinger and his family
Tasting of Jewish specialities
15:00 Unveiling of the bust of Leo Eitinger in the synagogue of Lomnice; the artist of the bust is sculptor Nikos Armutidis

17/9 at 19:30 / Divadlo U stolu, Zelný trh 9
Elie Wiesel – The Trial of God
Divadlo U stolu
A dramatic story taking place at night somewhere in a lost village buried in dust and darkness.
The riveting play of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, a big witness of the holocaust. The Trial of God was staged several times abroad; on Czech soil it was played for the first time in the Divadlo U stolu theatre. www.divadloustolu.cz

8 and 9/11/2012, Thursday, Friday / Brno
Leo Eitinger: Conference on the 100th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding psychiatrist and humanist
During the conference, the book
Magne Skjæraasen – Doctor for Life. The Story of Leo Eitinger will be presented.

20/11, Tuesday, 9-17H / Brno, The House of Arts – Dům umění, Malinovského nám. 2
Representation of trauma in literature and art
Scholarly colloquium organised by the Department of Czech Literature and Library Science and the Centre for Literary and Intercultural Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, in cooperation with the Brno House of Arts.
The aim of the scholarly colloquium is to introduce the research of various forms of trauma in the field of culture, especially literature and art of the twentieth century. The presented papers will thematize artistic reflection of trauma in various stages and forms, in social and psychological contexts, and historical and philosophical contexts.  The genres of scholarly reflection and discussion will allow participants of the colloquium to share experience, research perspectives, and findings in a creative dialogue. We suppose that the colloquium will bring partial evaluation and conclusions of research, which will be the basis for a monograph publication in the form of essays, as well as open new subject matters for further development of the debate in broader cultural contexts. Language of the colloquium: Czech or Slovak

3–5/12/2012, Brno, Art cinema
Film cycle

12/12/2012, Wednesday, 18:00 / Lomnice
Memorial ceremony at the bust of Leo Eitinger in Lomnice

14/12/2012, Friday
ČRo 3 Vltava – evening devoted to Leo Eitinger

Literary review WELES 51–52
The November double issue will bring a special thematic block devoted to Leo Eitinger and the topic of “poetry after Auschwitz” (Tadeusz Borowski). In the same month a literary-musical evening called The Poet in the labour camp, reflecting, among others, the fates and works of Tadeusz Borowski, Josef Čapek, Jiří Daniel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Varlam Shalamov, will take place. WELES www.welesrevue.cz

18/12/2012 – 18/3/2013
Exhibition in HL-senteret Oslo

5/2/2013 / Boskovice
Presentation of the Legacy of Leo Eitinger

27/2/2013 / Olomouc
Miluše Juříčková – lecture on Eitinger, The Kurt-Schubert-Institute of Jewish Studies