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Exhibition organiser: Anniversary shows interest in Jan Palach is huge

A great many events have been held in the Czech Republic on Wednesday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the self-immolation of Jan Palach. At the launch of an exhibition about the student martyr at the top of Prague’s Wenceslas Square, one of the organisers discussed Palach’s legacy – and the high level of interest in him today.

 
 
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Fifty years ago this January, Jan Palach doused himself in petrol and set himself alight on Wenceslas Square to protest…

 
 
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Study: Climate change replaces terror…

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Christmas celebrations in the Czech Republic this year were overshadowed by tragedy. The death of 13 miners killed in a…

 
 
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New cookbook promotes relaxed approach…

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