- 5 lilt gives me great pleasure to declare the Library
TO KARL WLA&"'\
...._",._- --- MONUMENT
-_ _--_.It was with great interest and pleasure that ~e received
the news that a Karl Marx Museum wa s b~ing opened in Karlovy
Vary (formerly Karlsbad), in Czechoslovakia, in the house
known as ,lIrhe Golden Key:", where Marx took his daughter Eleanor
to be treated by Dr. 1i'erdinand El.ec kl.e s , son of the Dr. Leopold
Fleckles who treated Marx himself.
On receipt of a letter of good wishes from our Library,
accompanied by a photograph of the monument to Karl Marx in
Highgate Cemetery and other material, the Director, Comrade
M. Leblova, replied expressing the warm wishes of the Museum,
and presenting us with three handsome photographs of the exterior and interior of the building.
mounted, were on show at the re-opening of our Library on
September 3rd, and aroused both the admiration and the evvy of
"The Golden Key:", we are told, has been been
reconstructed in the last year.
Three rooms are devoted to a
permanent exhibition, based on the short biography of Marx in
the Soviet Encyclopaedia; the work having been carried out
jointly by the Institute of the History of the Communist Party
of Czechoslovakia, the Lenin Museum in Prague and the Municipal
Museum in Karlovy Vary.
Tho Museum allows the use of its
premises to political courses, which are held in the stuqy on
the ground floor; and it also gives lectures on Marx's visit
to Karlovy Vary and on the labour movement in the region.
was opened, most fittingly, on the birthday of Karl Marx, May
5th, the opening forming part of the celebrations of the 15th
anniveraary of the liberation of Czechoslovakia from fascism.
It has been mutually agreed to maintain the contact thus
happily made, i~the confidence that this will be of great help
to us both.
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A century ago on October 12th came the climax of the three
wars waged by Brita~n against China between 1839 and 1860, with
the objects, first, of compelling the Chinese, against their