On the evening of September 17, 2014, the Embassy of the Czech Republic had the pleasure of hosting documentary director and current Senior International Program Consultant at the USC Shoah Foundation, Martin Šmok, who arrived to give a truly educating and interesting lecture Czech Jews under Communists, 1945-1989. One of the many perks of his lecture, besides his vast and deep knowledge of the topic, was his visual presentation. He used old photographs, letters, documents and also testimonies which helped him illustrate and better describe what really happened to the Jewish population in Czech lands after World War II. The lecture was followed by an intense Q&A session, giving the attendees a chance to ask any burning questions regarding the subject or simply add their personal experience or knowledge. At the end of the session, guests had the opportunity to strike up a conversation with Šmok while savoring delicious apple strudel. The night was filled with food for thought - provoking, engaging, unforgettable. Through his research, Šmok draws up the past and makes us confront time.