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AUGUST 21, 1968

08/21/18 through 10/05/18 | 7:00 PM

Czech Center New York

321 E 73rd St, Map

646-422-3399


21-08-2018 12:00:00 05-10-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York AUGUST 21, 1968 | 7:00 PM Selection of 20 iconic photographs capturing the dramatic events that occurred on August 21, 1968 in Czechoslovakia. An army of half-a-million soldiers of five Soviet bloc states - the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and the German Democratic Republic - invaded the country with heavy military equipment including tanks. People were horrified and strolled into the streets to protest the occupants. The exhibition includes photographs by Vladimír Lammer, Libuše Kyndrová, Dagmar Hochová, Milo? Novotný, Ji?í Všete?ka, Miroslav Martinovský, Václav Toužimský, Jaromír ?ejka, Bohumil Dobrovolský, Ji?í Stivín, Gustav Aulehla, and Jan Reich, among others. At the beginning of 1968, the so-called rebuilding process began in Czechoslovakia. It was based on the utterly misconceived idea that the regime established and maintained by brutal methods can be democratized and humanized by moderate reforms. If successful, it would probably lead to the loss of the power monopoly of the Communist Party, the re-acquisition of full political sovereignty of Czechoslovakia, and, in its consequence, to the collapse of the Soviet bloc. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=317897 Czech Center New York Czech Center New York

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Selection of 20 iconic photographs capturing the dramatic events that occurred on August 21, 1968 in Czechoslovakia.

An army of half-a-million soldiers of five Soviet bloc states - the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and the German Democratic Republic - invaded the country with heavy military equipment including tanks. People were horrified and strolled into the streets to protest the occupants.

The exhibition includes photographs by Vladimír Lammer, Libuše Kyndrová, Dagmar Hochová, Milo? Novotný, Ji?í Všete?ka, Miroslav Martinovský, Václav Toužimský, Jaromír ?ejka, Bohumil Dobrovolský, Ji?í Stivín, Gustav Aulehla, and Jan Reich, among others.

At the beginning of 1968, the so-called rebuilding process began in Czechoslovakia. It was based on the utterly misconceived idea that the regime established and maintained by brutal methods can be democratized and humanized by moderate reforms. If successful, it would probably lead to the loss of the power monopoly of the Communist Party, the re-acquisition of full political sovereignty of Czechoslovakia, and, in its consequence, to the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

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