On January 16th 1969, Jan Palach set himself on fire. We decided to honor this significant event with a discussion called “50 years without Jan”. Jana Plichtova, founder of the “Nie je nam to jedno” initiative, Junliana Horvathova and Patrik Dubovsky, historian, talked to us about Palach, what he did, the time he lived in, and his legacy for today’s young generation. The discussion was led by a student of our school. We believe that this was the right way to remember his story and sacrifice for a greater good.

Nina Hegyiová (3L), Alžbeta Gertli (3I), Nina Mária Sládeková (3L), Mária Šalamúnová (3L)