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Program

16 Jul 2014 - 15 Aug 2014

ASSASSINATION IN SARAJEVO / EXHIBITION

The exhibition shows the last moments of the life of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie Chotková.

On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosnian Muslim), coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. Serbian military officers stood behind the attack. The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum against Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war, marking the outbreak of the war.

The exhibition consists of 20 panels with contemporary documents and photographs.

It was created in collaboration Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Prague, Embassy of Austria in Prague and the Department of Public Diplomacy Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Venue:

Rytířská 31
110 00 Prague 1
Czech republic

Date

From: 16 Jul 2014
To: 15 Aug 2014

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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