Pilsen, 5. February 2018
Municipality of Pilsen joins Liberation Route Europe
Czech Republic ninth country to be part of international remembrance trail
By signing an official agreement today, the municipality of Pilsen in the Czech Republic has become the newest member of the Liberation Route Europe. With the inclusion of Pilsen, the Czech Republic is the ninth country that is part of the international remembrance trail that aims to keep the memory of the Second World War alive.
The cooperation between Pilsen and the Liberation Route Europe (LRE) was ratified with the signatures of Mister Rémi Praud, Managing Director of the LRE Foundation and Mister Martin Zrzavecký, the Mayor of Pilsen. “We feel honoured with this agreement”, states Praud. “Not only it enables us to tell more about the liberation of Pilsen by the ‘Patton Army’, but also we will promote the existence of the museum and local monument that are dedicated to it to an international audience. And we look forward to help promoting the municipality with its annual Liberation Festival.”
About Liberation Route Europe
Liberation Route Europe (LRE) is an international remembrance trail connecting the main regions along the Western Allied Forces’ advance in 1944-1945. From Southern England to France, the Belgian Ardennes, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany, all the way to the Polish city of Gdansk. Following the international development of its trail, LRE last year expanded its activities to include Italy: the Southern Route.
With the inclusion of Pilsen, the Czech Republic is the ninth country that is part of the international remembrance trail. LRE calls for an international dialogue by examining the complex heritage of the Second World War from multiple historical perspectives. Our intent is to combine this history with innovative and sustainable tourism products in collaboration with our international partners: