Visiting Book Author: Charles Ota Heller and Bart Childs Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University at Czech Center Museum Houston, TX-May 4, 2013

Press Release
Czech Center Museum Houston in the Museum District, Brno Gallerie

Visiting Book Author

4920 San Jacinto at Wichita, Houston, Texas 77004

Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Czech born American Author Charles Ota Heller and Bart Childs Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University will visit the CCMH Brno Gallerie Saturday May 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Conversation with the author and book signing will provide an opportunity to discover and discuss “A Memoir of Survival, Denial and Redemption”, his early years in Prague in a large Catholic and Jewish family, feeling the oppression and brutality of the Nazi occupation of his beloved Czechoslovakia; World War II and the ensuing subjugation of the regime into communism, leading to the eventual loss of twenty-five members of his Heller and Neumann family. It is the history of Czechoslovakia filling all the empty spaces we Americans never really knew or believed. It is a spellbinding read, which we are grateful to have translated into English. You may order the book, Prague: My Long Journey Home, early for your signing on May 4 as Prague International Gifts has them available now. Please call 713-528-2060. The CCMH also invites the public, schools, the Holocaust Museum Houston, Czech Heritage Societies, KJT, KJZT Societies and SPJST Lodges for this special occasion.

Additionally, the new book Rustic Baroque by Czech author Jiri Hajicek, Ceske Budejovice – Living in Czechoslovakia through 42 years of communism, loss of people, personal freedom and property just arrived this month in our Prague International Gifts Shop. It is another invaluable read documenting what happened to freedom, rights, properties and especially the missing people. The translator has annotated the novel to enhance English-language readers’ appreciation for Czech life and culture. Rustic Baroque makes for an excellent study for those who are learning Czech or for Czech speakers wishing to improve their English.

Please order your book or books early as it will be highly desired for genealogy purposes and history lovers for authentic history formerly unknown. It is a great gift to anyone you know who will benefit being educated.

For information

Call: 713-528-2060. Will Ship. $19.95 + S/H Each