Michal Plzák, M.A.

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Michal Plzak (b. 1963) studied theology at Charles University in Prague and theology, Jewish studies, and philosophy in Great Britain (Cambridge and London University). Between 1991 and 2002 he was minister of the Protestant Church in East Bohemia and in Prague.

He works as editor-in-chief in a Publishing House in Prague since 2002. In 1997 he submitted the study 'Antijudaism as a Challenge to the Present-day Theology.' He is a co-writer of several books. In 2013 he co-wrote a book on "Forgotten Transports" from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. As a co-author he published Pro smrt uděláno (Made for Death) in 2021 – in this book, he discusses understanding death in modern times. The book was nominated for the annual book award Magnesia Litera in 2022.

He writes reviews for the website aktualne.cz:

He has been teaching at UPCES since 2008. His main research interests are the decision-making processes in the Holocaust and the sociological and moral reflections of the Shoah today. What he enjoys most in his classes is an open discussion that turns into a process of thinking. Apart from history, he loves literature, music, and writing for his own enjoyment.                                                                                                 



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