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Vaud

Quai Maria Belgia
(Promenade de Mülheim)

Jan Palach Monument

Milan Knobloch
1997

Vevey /  Jan Palach Monument   Vevey /  Jan Palach Monument

Description

Sculpture of saome flames, with on the column a relief portrait of Jan Palach and a quotation in Czech and French by Václav Havel stating: "Jan Palach's sacrifice was a call to look for ways to freedom".

Inscription(s)

obĕť
jana palacha
se stala výzvou
k hledání
cest ke svobodĕ

VACLAV HAVEL

le sacrifice
de jan palach
est devenu
l'appel
vers les voies
de la liberte

Signature

(twice, on the sculpture's base and on the medaillon's edge: m. knobloch 96

Information Sign

a son pays envahi

jan palach etudiant de
l'universite charles a offert
sa vie en s'immolant par le feu
a prague le 16 janvier 1969
luttant pour defendre ses
compatriotes tcheques et
slovaques et pour la liberte
si chere au coeur des suisses

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°27'37" E 6°50'9"

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