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Disappearance of Václav Havel

© Hans Erpf
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© Hans Erpf

Disappearance of Václav Havel

Typed press release by Hans Erpf for Swiss German Centre titled “Wo Ist Vaclav Havel?”, Bern, 8 April 1989, f. 1. In this press release Hans Erpf, general secretary of the Swiss German Centre (1980-92), calls attention to the disappearance of Václav Havel, Czech playwright, essayist, dissident and first President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003), who was imprisoned at the time. Erpf calls upon the public to send letters of concern to members of the Charter 77 – an informal civic initiative that existed in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic from 1976 to 1992 – at Havel’s last known address in Prague. Havel was eventually released from prison one month later, on 18 May 1989.

Disappearance of Václav Havel

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Desaparición de Václav Havel

Nota de prensa mecanuscrita por Hans Erpf para el Centro Suizo Alemán, titulada "Wo Ist Vaclav Havel?", Berna, 8 Abril 1989, f. 1. En esta nota de prensa, Hans Erpf, secretario general del Centro Suizo Alemán (1980-92), destaca la desaparición de Václav Havel, dramaturgo, esayista, disidente checo y primer presidente de la República Checa (1993-2003), que fue encarcelado en aquél período. Erpf hace un llamamento a las masas a enviar cartas de preocupación a los miembros del Charter 77 - una iniciativa civil informal que existió en la la República Socialista de Checoslovaquia de 1976 a1992 - dirigidas a la última dirección postal de Havel en Praga. Havel fue finalmente liberado de prisión un mes más tarde, el 18 de mayo de 1989.

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08/04/1989

Creator:

Hans Erpf

Centre:

Swiss German Centre  (DeutschSchweizer PEN Zentrum)

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