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Conceptualized with the guidance of playwright, poet, and statesman Václav Havel, OFF was envisioned as a place where the human rights heroes of the 20th century could meet and share...

Conceptualized with the guidance of playwright, poet, and statesman Václav Havel, OFF was envisioned as a place where the human rights heroes of the 20th century could meet and share their stories with the leading activists of today.

The inaugural three-day summit featured icons of the literature of survival such as Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Chinese-British author Jung Chang, Tibetan former prisoner of conscience Palden Gyatso, Russian human rights advocate Elena Bonner, and Chinese former political prisoner Harry Wu.