František Tichý

František Tichý (1969) – a graduate of the natural faculty of the Charles University in Prague, teacher and writer, creator of the original educational system, the so-called collective education of the „Natural School”. He implements this system in a private secondary school, of which he is the headmaster (Gymnázium Přírodní škola in Prague).


From the age of sixteen, he worked with children as an educator at summer camps. Since 2010, he deals with the work of young people from the Terezin ghetto, together with the students of his school he came up with the so-called Terezín relay (Terezínská štafeta) – a nationwide platform with games, competitions and information about performances devoted to the life and work of teenagers closed during World War II in the Theresienstadt ghetto.

In 2014, he published a monograph on one of the young prisoners of the camp, Petr Ginz: Prince with a Yellow Star (Princ se žlutou hvězdou), for which he received the Golden Ribbon Award (Zlatá stuha), awarded to the creators of the best books for children and youth in Czech.

For the book Transport Beyond Eternity (Transport za věčnost) in 2018 he received the Magnesia Litera Award in the category of book for children and youth.