Inka Bernášková

Source: Czech Centres / FDULSSource: Czech Centres / FDULS

Journalist and member of the anti-Nazi resistance. Along with her father, graphic artist and painter Vojtěch Preissig, she published an illegal magazine called V boj. After being arrested she showed great personal bravery by not giving up any names of other members of the resistance, probably saving their lives. She herself, however, was executed.

The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.