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Emil Škoda – the man whose name is on Czech cars called Škoda.

You might recognize some actresses appearing in the short film made by our students. It is about Emil Škoda who was born in Plzeň on November 19, 1839 to a physician and politician František Škoda, and mother Anna Říhová. Škoda studied engineering and in 1866 became chief engineer of a machine factory which he bought three years later and began to expand it, building a railway connection to the facility in 1886 and adding an arms factory in 1890 to produce machine guns for the Austro-Hungarian Army. His facilities continued to expand over the next decade, and he incorporated his holdings in 1899 as the Škoda Works.

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Ecaterina Teodoroiu ,,The hero from Jiu “

Ecaterina Teodoriu was born in 1894 in Vadeni, on the outskirts of Targu Jiu. Immediately after Romania entered World War I, Ecaterina enrolled as a nurse, and after her brother died in a battle, she decided to join the front.

During the fighting, proving a lot of courage, Catherine was raised to the rank of second lieutenant by the decision of Queen Maria and received the command of an infantry squadron. Under her command, the soldiers were able to win important battles to defend the land. In March 2017 King Carol was decorated with the “Military Virtue” 2nd class for the bravery and devotion he showed on the battlefield.

In August 2017, during a fight on the Moldovan front, he was injured by two bullets and she died, at 17 years old, encouraging her soldiers. Her last words were: “Go forward, you are with me!”

Called ” The hero from Jiu ” Ecaterina Teodoroiu is the only example in Romania’s history, as a young woman with country love, with a rare sense of duty and unremitting courage, to fight to the supreme sacrifice for the ancestral land.

foto Ecaterina Teodoroiu

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Historical facts and myth in legends

Boruta was a devil and also a noble man who died because of his greed and thoughtless behaviour. Now I will present a film but later we will tell you a legend. What is really interesting is a metaphorical sense of it, connected even with German history or inhumane instincts the Nazi had. Destruction, killing and meanness.

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Mysterious Emperor Rudolph II, patron of arts, collector of curiosities…

Alex, Klára, Bára and Klára prepared a very nice presentation about our emperor Rudoplh II who was famous for his effort to find the Philosopher’s Stone bringing Europe’s best alchemists to court. Rudolf even performed his own experiments in a private alchemy laboratory. He gave Prague a mystical reputation with Alchemists’ Alley on the grounds of Prague Castle, a popular visiting place and tourist attraction. Rudolf is also the ruler in many of the legends of the Golem of Prague.

Download the presentation here: Rudolph II

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