Prague Shared and Divided
In the remembrance/historical project “Prague Shared and Divided” two main tools were created to explore public space and multiple memories of Prague: alternative guided tours and an interactive “memory map”. We have made use of them as pedagogical tools for students as well as making them available to a wider public. Based in the three decades preceding the Second World War that changed the people of Prague forever, the walk takes you through significant places that have a lot to say about the times when an already modern city of Prague still belonged to Czechs, Germans and Jews. It illustrates the past events through the use of well selected texts and visual materials from that time. The tour concentrates on events and everyday relationships and interactions Its aim is to map out places where Czechs, Germans and Jews met, sometimes on friendly, sometimes on unfriendly, or even violent, terms. What institutions (theatres, schools, synagogues, universities, cafés, cemeteries etc.) they shared and where they met separately and how these changed in the times when the ancient Habsburg regime crumbled with its strong heritage and the newly formed nation states searched for its new identity on a national basis and decided who belonged and who did not.