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Akce „Železo 10“
Operation “Iron 10”

A Case of Provocation by the State Security in Connection with the Collectivisation of Farming

Author(s): Adam Zítek
Subject(s): Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Communist Party;Czechoslovakia;society;experiences of communism;victims of state;state security provocation;Volhynia Czechs;Antonín Stryja;alleged illegal activities

Summary/Abstract: Despite the great support enjoyed by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia after World War Two, a considerable portion of society was very dismayed by the rise of this party. Among its opponents were Volhynia re-émigrés who had already had enough experience of communism. Some of the Volhynians decided to actively oppose the emerging regime following February 1948. However, there were many cases when they paid for this resistance, becoming victims of State Security provocation. This was also the case of the Volhynia Czech Antonín Stryja, whom the security officers made head of an entirely fabricated anti-communist group. What was behind the operation codenamed “Iron 10”, which saw several people sentenced for alleged illegal activity?

  • Issue Year: XIV/2020
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 79-87
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Czech