Prague spring by Z. A. B. Zeman

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Published by Hill and Wang in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Czechoslovakia

Subjects:

  • Czechoslovakia -- Politics and government -- 1968-1989,
  • Czechoslovakia -- History -- Intervention, 1968

Edition Notes

Book details

Statement[by] Z. A. B. Zeman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDB215.6 .Z4 1969b
The Physical Object
Pagination167 p.
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5295503M
ISBN 100809078457
LC Control Number72075251
OCLC/WorldCa7446

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Prague Spring, brief period of liberalization in Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubček in Soon after he became first secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party on January 5,Dubček granted the press greater freedom of expression; he also rehabilitated victims of political purges during the Joseph Stalin era.

In April he promulgated a sweeping reform program that. As a year-old in junior high school at the time, Prague Spring captured my fascination. The shock of the first report of the invasion remains one of the defining moments of my life. I was profoundly incensed, and within days I gathered with other protesters in Pittsburgh to demand that troops withdraw.

7 May – 4 June Educational events. Jazz, swing and more. Orchestral concerts. Weekend of chamber music. Prague Exhibition Grounds. Municipal House - Smetana Hall.

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall. Anne’s Church – Prague Crossroads. Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Martinů Hall. Church of St Lukas. Mercedes Forum Praha.

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