The date my book will be published by Book Guild publishers is 28th September, it is a holiday in Czechia, the Czech Statehood Day. copyright ©jorisvo/123RF.COM It is the anniversary of the assassination of king Vaclav- the Good king Wenceslas from the English Christmas carol. He was sainted and is the patron of Czech lands. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenceslaus_I,_Duke_of_Bohemia I don’t quite understand why the anniversary of his … Continue reading What has my book Why didn’t they leave? has in common with Good King Wenceslas carol?
I just read this article in The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/16/first-hand-stories-nazi-death-marches-wiener-holocaust-library One of my aunts, my mother’s cousin was only 18 when she was on one of these death marches. She run away, burnt her forearm to destroy the number and pretended to be a German escaping from the Russians. Some local Germans gave her money for train tickets. My aunt got back to Prague and worked … Continue reading Death marches and a taster of my novel.
This is a very interesting article https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/may/06/guardian-200-ad-that-saved-jewish-father-from-nazis More refugee stories. And kind people helping. Continue reading We always need kind people
September will be an eventful month for me. Do you know about Stolpersteine? There are little gold colour tiles with names put in the pavements in front of the houses where the victims of the Holocaust last lived and were free before deportation. I think it is a wonderful idea, and it is so good that it was a German artist that came up with … Continue reading My book will be launched in the same month we will add a lasting memory of my relatives who died in the Holocaust.
1918-1945 Czechoslovakia became independent after the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918 when the WW1 finished. It used to be an independent kingdom of Bohemia but despite still keeping the name, it was ruled by the Austrians since 1620. Czechoslovakia after 1918 was a prosperous democratic republic. Prague had a long history of Jewish inhabitants, and the Old New Synagogue in Prague , built … Continue reading A very simple summary of the historical background of my novel.
I didn’t like it, but everybody else does, so I must be wrong. I got used to it. I had correspondence with the marketing team from my British publisher and found out that they will only do trade and media marketing in the UK. That was a bit of a disappointment. So I will need to use some of my contacts and social media. Both … Continue reading With a book cover, the book suddenly seems real.