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An Orwellian Ministry of Truth? Debate on the Czechoslovak Judicial System of the 1950s

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: February 28, 2020, 17:00 – 19:00

Two new publications exploring the Czechoslovak judicial system of the 1950s, Lexikon nejvyšších představitelů československé justice a prokuratury v letech 1948–1989 (Lexicon of Senior Representatives of the Czechoslovak Judicial and Prosecution Systems, 1948–1989) and Ministerstvo spravedlnosti v letech 1948–1953 (The Ministry of Justice, 1948–1953), will be presented during this discussion with representatives of Charles University’s Faculty of Law and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.

Guests: historians Jaroslav Pažout and Adam Zítek and legal historians Lukáš Blažek, Ivana Bláhová and Daniela Němečková.

Organised by the Václav Havel Library in cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes as part of the 14th edition of the Mene Tekel festival against totalitarianism, evil and violence and for national memory.


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