Are We Tolerant?

Exhbition in Prague's Karolinum Is the current generation more tolerant than the one before? Is intolerance still present in democratic states these days? This and other questions are coming to mind when walking through the Klementinum, which is the National Library of the Czech Republic.

Until March 15 you have the great chance to see an exhibition called Tolerant – Intolerant. This unique exhibition consists of anti-racist posters made by Czech university students as well as students from the Prague Goethe-Institute.

The main themes of the exhibition are racism, racially motivated extremism and neo-nationalism. Organizers of the exposition want to stress the unsetting reality – alarmingly, there are still people who doubt such events as the victims of Holocaust; there are nationalistic parties in power of some European countries… Those are things we should not hide but talk about. So that there is no second WWII since nationalism caused all the wars that happened in Europe in the last century, including the recent military conflicts in the Balkans!!

The exhibition is held in the ground floor exhibition corridor of Klementinum, which is not far from the Old Town Square. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00. The entrance fee is 5 CZK only.

The partner of the Tolerant – Intolerant project is the Czech-German Fund for the Future.

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