Paul Rausnitz was awarded the Arnošt Lustig Prize

On 28 May, the ninety-years-old entrepreneur and fighter for democracy Paul Rausnitz received the Arnošt Lustig Prize for courage, bravery, humanism and justice in the seat of the Prague mayoress. As a child, he ran away from the Nazis with his family from his hometown of Jablonec, after WWII, he left for the United States. Following the fall of the communist regime, he returned to the Czech Republic again, where he privatised and saved the Přerov company Meopta.

Bohemian Heritage Fund is a partner of the prize.

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You can watch a video from the ceremony here  (Czech only).