Luděk Eliáš Passed Away

On 10 July 2018, at the age of 94, Mr. Luděk Eliáš, died. He was a theatre and film director, actor, and publicist. Luděk Eliáš survived the Terezín Ghetto, Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, Sachsenhausen and the death march. For many years he devoted a lot of effort in passing down his life experience. He mostly met with school students and talked to them about the atrocities connected with Holocaust. He warned people of racism and xenophobia. On 27 January 2014, he gave a speech on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Czech Senate. To read his speech, see the attachment.
To find out more information on the life and work of Mr. Eliáš, please visit “Moderní dějiny“ web portal at
May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.