It was introduced by Michael Roberts, formerly the British ambassador to Slovakia and currently the president of BCSA, and closed by the current Slovak ambassador to the U.K. Miroslav Wlachovsky. My presentation had a dual focus, Slovak national history and several very personal family stories. This was greatly appreciated, with many guests commenting that they had never before understood the history of their homeland in such a compelling way. Several of my cousins were present at the event and were warmly applauded. Gratifyingly, every available copy of the book sold!
London guests buying books even before the presentation starts! Granddaughter Vera Lochtefeld (foreground) helps with sales.
Former British ambassador to Slovakia Michael Roberts introducing the event.
Presenting Slovak history through the lives of notable family members.
Listening to a question from the audience.
Slovak ambassador the U.K. Miroslav Wlachovsky closing the event.