May 9, 2006: at 6 o’clock in the
afternoon unveiling of a memorial plaque on the house where Jan Weiss
was born took place in Jilemnice, Valdštejnská
68, organized by the town of Jilemnice.
The ceremony was opened by Mgr. Jaroslava
Kunátová, mayor of the town
of Jilemnice, by the text written by Jan Weiss in the memorial book of
Jilemnice on September 17, 1945, when he became an honorary citizen of
This was followed by speech of PaedDr.
Jana Luštinec, director of the Krkonoše
museum, about Jan Weiss’s work.
Afterwards, Stanislav Zindulka,
an actor and honorary citizen of Jilemnice, spoke.
Next, ing. Dušan
Dubový, Jana Weiss’s grandson, thanked
everybody and the plaque was unveiled by the youngest and the oldest of
writer’s relatives – Jana
Dubová and Mrs.
Both at the opening and the ending of the
ceremony, a quartet from the ZUŠ Jilemnice (Elementary Art
The ceremony was closed with a two-hour
gathering of about fourty-five people at the town hall.
The whole event was photo-documented by Petr Mendřický (www.mendricky.name).