Czechoslovakia

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Sir John Tusa calls Hitler, Stalin and I a “hopeful” book

“A compelling read, appalling and inspiring, tragic and hopeful. Heda’s voice comes through incredibly strongly and my admiration for her clear headed courage and determination is very deep. Full marks to the interviewer for her part in getting Heda’s testimony on the record. The words and tone of voice do not strike a false note. … Continue reading

Graham Foundation awards DoppelHouse with a grant for new art & architecture book

We’re pleased to announce that DoppelHouse Press has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement by architecture historian Ursula Prokop. Prokop’s meticulous history restores Jacques and Jacqueline Groag to their rightful places in the pantheon of Viennese Modernists. She explores their individual … Continue reading

5-star review of Hitler, Stalin and I by Tulsa Book Review

Tulsa Book Review praises Heda Margolius Kovály’s Hitler, Stalin and I: “Oral interviews can be a gold mine for historians, and this is no exception. It provides individual experiences that get lost in the grand narratives, and it values the stories that people tell about how they lived through momentous events in their lifetimes.” 5 stars … Continue reading

Recently uncovered film footage shows infamous Slánský Trial, a Stalinist purge

“Hours of film and voice recordings, much of it mould-damaged, believed to cover most of the [Slánský Trial] were found stashed in metal and wooden boxes – along with millions of classified Czechoslovak Communist party documents – in the basement of a bankrupt former metal research business in Panenské Břežany, near Prague.” Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness

“Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. Her misfortunes, and her perseverance through them, make Hitler, Stalin and I both an important historical account and a testament to human endurance…A Czech writer who survived the Holocaust, Stalinism and exile gives a compact, … Continue reading

New York Journal of Books praises “Hitler, Stalin and I”

“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I. [… The book] is at once a harrowing journey, a kaleidoscope of images and sounds. If a reader truly hears the haunting words as if they are spoken one can begin to understand … Continue reading

Hitler, Stalin and I: a “unique” and “emotional read”

“Engrossing, immediate and real. […] I actually read the book in one sitting because I did not feel I could or wanted to stop.” Continue reading

Radio Prague talks to Ivan Margolius about Hitler, Stalin and I

“Heda Margolius Kovály was a well-known writer and translator who survived the Auschwitz extermination camp and whose first husband, Rudolf Margolius, the deputy minister for foreign trade, was found guilty in the notorious Slánský show trial in what is one of the darkest chapters in Czechoslovak history. Kovály’s oral history should be required reading for … Continue reading

Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait: “An excellent literary work.”

Recommended to all those interested not only in architecture but also in the dynamic era of twenties and thirties. … Continue reading

New review of Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait

Admirably fresh, interesting and well written…. Read more… Continue reading

Loos Exhibition in Pilsen Opens, Starring “A Private Portrait”

“Claire Beck Loos, the Witness of an Era” — exhibition in Pilsen examines the life of architect Adolf Loos through the biography of him written by photographer and author Claire Beck Loos. The Pilsen Synagogue is home to the exhibition all summer. Continue reading

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