On the third Sunday of January, the second “chain-brigade” was held. With the help of volunteers, the Political prisoners.eu association managed to clean up not only the main building of the chain locker but the roof of the rear section as well.
We managed to get individual financial support from the Karlovy Vary region for the winteWe received financial support from the Karlovy Vary region!rization of the Řetízkárna. Active helpers cleaned up the building this week and prepared it for the next event. Thank you to both the region and all the workers on site!
Help us save the ruin of the former “chain” changing room near Jáchymov. Let’s transform together the last authentic building on the territory of the largest Czechoslovak uranium camp into a community and educational center. Let’s create a new space where we will devote ourselves to education about the Ore Mountains, their inhabitants and the traumas of the 20th century. It will become a place for meetings, organizing cultural events, summer schools and, last but not least, also a base for walks along the renewed educational trail Jachymov’s hell. Exactly such a place is missing in the region…
The Association Political prisoners.eu, which is for example behind the restoration of the Jachymov’s hell educational trail, managed to buy t the object of the changing room at the former convict labor camp and uranium mine Rovnost near Jáchymov. The hope, which was launched at the beginning of the year by a successful public collection, was fulfilled thanks to the efforts of volunteers and friends of the association. The rescue of the building and its transformation into a community and educational center begins.
History has both its bright and dark sides. However, none of them should be forgotten. International project RETOUR – Remember to understand each other focuses on the modern history of individual participating countries. At the beginning of August, all participants met in the Czech Republic, where the organizers presented issues of the 1950s.
On Saturday, 7th May 2022, a (non)Festival “Řétízkárna”, a benefit event to support the rescue of the former mine changing room from the 1950s, the last building preserved in its original condition from the area of the camp and the mine in the Rovnost area, took place in Jáchymov. Whole event was organized by the Association Political prisoners.eu in cooperation with the Journalist Incubator and other partners.