View Full Version : Jan Palach Week, 1989: Beginning of the End for Czech Communism

01-30-2009, 07:28 PM
GWU's National Security Archive, 26 Jan 09:

Documents from Secret Police, Party, and Dissidents Published on Web

Posting Commemorates Demonstrations and Repression 20 Years Ago

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 271 (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB271/index.htm)

The brutal suppression by Czechoslovak Communist authorities of commemorative ceremonies for "Palach Week" 20 years ago this month marked the beginning of the end of the regime in the annus mirabilis 1989, according to secret police, Communist Party, and dissident documents posted today on the Web by the Czechoslovak Documentation Centre (http://csds.cz/) (Prague) and the National Security Archive (http://www.nsarchive.org) at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.).....