Památník Jana Husa - Orechov, Czech Republic
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N 49° 07.800 E 016° 31.560
33U E 611322 N 5443028
Quick Description: CS: Památník Jana Husa na ceste z Orechova do Nebovid. EN: Memorial of Jan Hus at road from Orechov to Nebovidy.
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/29/2012 3:22:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMEGTA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Památník Jana Husa na ceste z Orechova do Nebovid. Jedná se o dvojdílný památník z roku 1915. Na podstavci pripomínajícím kamennu zed s reliéfem husitského kalicha stojí opracovaný balvan s pametní deskou s nápisem.

Memorial of Jan Hus at road from Orechov to Nebovidy. It comes from 1915 and it's made from 2 parts - pedestal (stone "wall") and chiseled stone with plaque with inscription.

1415 (simple portrait of J. Hus) 1915 //
Pravda vítezí! // (Truth wins!)
Na pamet 500letého // (In memory of 500 years)
výrocí upálení // (anniversary of the burning)
Mistra Jana Husa. // (of Jan Hus)
Zbudováno od jeho ctitelu. // (Builded from his devotees)

Jan Hus:
"Born in 1370, Hus became an influential religious thinker, philosopher, and reformer in Prague. Hus believed that Catholic mass should be given in the vernacular, or local language, rather than in Latin as well as many teachings of John Wycliffe. This did not go over well with the Vatican in Rome and Huss was ultimately condemned by the Council of Constance and burned at the stake in 1415.

The people of Bohemia and other regions around Prague were constantly under oppressive regimes. Jan Hus became a symbol of dissidence and a symbol of strength against oppressive regimes. His opposition to church control by the Vatican gave strength to those who opposed control of Czech lands by the Habsburgs in the 19th century, and Hus soon became a symbol of anti-Habsburg rule. When the statue was erected in 1915 during World War I, the memorial became a symbol of anti-Habsburg rule. A couple decades later when Czechoslovakia was under Communist rule, sitting at the feet of the Jan Hus memorial became a way of quietly expressing their opinion and opposition against the Communist rule. Another memorial statue commemorating Jan Hus is found in the Union Cemetery in Bohemia, Long Island. This statue was erected in 1893 by voluntary contributions from Czech immigrants, and it is the first officially dedicated memorial in the United States erected to honor a foreigner."
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