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Program

May 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Trial in Prauge

A film by Zuzana Justman.

 

A Trial in Prague A film by Zuzana Justman
Followed by a discussion with
Zuzana Justman
and
Kateřina Čapková
Institute for Contemporary History at
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

 

This film chronicles an infamous political show trial that took place in Czechoslovakia at the height of the Cold War. In 1952, fourteen leading Communists, including Rudolf Slánsky, the second most powerful man in the country, were tried on charges of high treason and espionage. Although they were innocent, they confessed and were convicted. Most of the men were hanged and three received life sentences. Eleven of the fourteen were Jews.

FREE ADMISSION

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"Sensitive, intelligent & moving ... shows the human face of both communism and its victims" - New York Times

"Powerful, important" - New York Post

"Chilling, gripping ... it illuminates from within some of the subtler attractions of communism" - The New Republic

"Powerful documentary ... while Trial provides a solid historical context, its strength lies in its intimate and compelling portrait of the people involved" - Time Out New York: Critics' Picks

 

Organized by
SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF CZECHOSLOVAK JEWS
in cooperation with the
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN NEW YORK

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

May 18, 2016 7:00 PM

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