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Search for Shelters

Search for Shelters

After the end of WWII systematic search operations took place in Czechoslovakia for places where valuable things, documents, weaponry and ammunition were hidden. This was focused mainly on the areas where the German occupational units including the SS and…

With Kožíšek through Europe

With Kožíšek through Europe

Collection “301”(Investigation Committee for the National and People’s Court at the Ministry of Interior) contains among other materials also extensive documentation of the investigation of the prominent protectorate journalist Antonín Jaromil Kožíšek. Among these materials, we can find a…

Inscriptions on Trains

Inscriptions on Trains

We now commemorate 52 years from the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies. The first anniversary in August 1969 was an opportunity to demonstrate openly the feelings of some citizens about this sad event. In the Security…

Forward Surveillance

Forward Surveillance

Forward surveillance is a term denoting one of the two main tactic methods when carrying out physical surveillance of a selected person, the so-called “object”, another term used by the communist State Police to define their subject of interest….

“Vysočanský” Congress

“Vysočanský” Congress

In May 1968 the leadership of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubček decided to summon an extraordinary congress that should have been held on 9th September 1968. At the turn of June the elections of delegates…

The 1980 Summer Olympics

The 1980 Summer Olympics

The Games of the XXII Olympiad in 1980 took place in a disturbed geopolitical situation. They were intended as a presentation of the successes of the Soviet Union as the organising country and other states of the former Eastern…

Relocation of the Church

Relocation of the Church

Relocation of the Church in Most At the end of the 1950s the lignite mines in the Most region reached almost to the very borders of the town of Most. In 1964 the Czechoslovak government issued a decision to…

“The Ear” in the Flat

“The Ear” in the Flat

Eavesdropping of the Secret Police Installed in the Flat of Alfréd Radok Alfréd Radok (1914–1976), Czech theatre and film director, founder and the first artistic director of Laterna Magica theatre, is a well-known figure. His fate is similar to…

Tišler Affair (1968)

Tišler Affair (1968)

It’s been already almost 60 years since one of the greatest affairs of the Intelligence Department of the General Headquarters of the Czechoslovak People’s Army that influenced considerably the functioning of this intelligence service and caused its complete personal…

The False Dutchman

The False Dutchman

In spring 1993 an inconspicuous man came to the Czech Republic from Great Britain, unnoticed by the media. Hardly anybody was aware that this man was an officer of the I. Directorate of Security Corps – the foreign intelligence…