Photograph of Prague
Photograph of Jan Hus Memorial with St. Nicholas Church in the background in the Old Town Square in Prague.
Jan Hus was a philosopher and reformer in Prague whose martyrdom in 1415 became a symbol of strength against oppressive regimes. The monument illustrates victorious Protestants and Hussite warriors forced into exile; the monument also represents national rebirth. It is a powerful monument with dramatically elegant figures that are frozen in patina stained gestures of dissidence, strength, and triumph.