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Demonstrace v Brně v srpnu 1969
The August 1969 Demonstrations in Brno

Author(s): Adam Zítek
Subject(s): History of Communism
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: 1969; demonstrtion; Brno; anti-communist resistance; Soviet occupation;Czechoslovakia;

Summary/Abstract: August 1969 took a very dramatic course in many Czech and Slovak cities. The 1968 invasion was still a live event in society, as were the ideals of the so-called Prague Spring, which, however, began to wane with the rise of the so-called normalisation of society. One of the first important indicators of the new course of the communist party and state leadership was the response to the first anniversary of the occupation. Unlike during the events of August 1968, Czechoslovak society wasn’t confronted with foreign occupying armies but with members of the home security corps and the army.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2019
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 89-96
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech