It is likely that the government will support two new public holidays days which commemorate events of World War II. The proposal has already been passed by the deputies and it is thought that it will pass the second round in parliament with only some small changes.

The new public holidays would remember the Terezin ‘family camp’ in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the last battle of the Czech paratroopers who assassinated Deputy Reich-Protector Reinhard Heydrich in Prague shelter Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius.

Terezín Family Camp was a special section the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where 17,500 prisoners from Terezín Ghetto were taken between 1943 and 1944 deported. The proposal is backed by the Social Democrats Robin Böhnisch and Charles Black, and was signed by 101 members from all parties.

The amendment assumes that the list of important days will be added on March 9 for Terezin family camp in Auschwitz II-Birkenau and June 18 as the Day of Heroes second resistance. The new special days are symbolic as unlike the state and other holidays, they will be normal working days.

From Warwickshire, UK. Journalist, editor and presenter. BA. Hons. Journalism, Liverpool John Moores University (BJTC certified).