Preparing to enter the mines where political prisoners worked
View of Jachymov, home of uranium mines
Former political prisoner arrested by the Communist regime for his involvement in the boy scouts
Memorial for the prisoners
Outside the memorial
Entering the mines
In the mines
At the start of the Political Prisoners Memory Walk
Memorial to the boy scouts who were incarcerated in the 1950s by the the Communist regime
In the forest
Bathrooms in he mining museum
Students go to the site of uranium mines in West Bohemia, guided by a former political prisoner who was arrested in the 1950s for his involvement in the boy scouts (banned by the Communist). The trip is coordinated with politicalprisoners.eu, a nonprofit organization that archives memories of former political prisoners.
Read more about it on our NYU Prague Now! blog.