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16 Jan 2014

Jan Palach: Charles University multi-media project

The Charles University in Prague presents a multi-media project ‘Jan Palach’, a website mapping a life story of the university student who set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square on 16 January 1969. By this shocking act, he aimed to arouse the Czech public from lethargy following the August invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw pact army. The website, dedicated to Jan Palach whose self-immolation marks 45th anniversary this January, introduces his story and the stories of other ‘living torches’ with historical texts, period photos and archival documents. http://www.janpalach.cz


16 Jan 2014


Charles University, Prague

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