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Padesátá léta (1950s)

April 24 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 6:00 pm

A new exhibition in the Historical Building of Prague’s National Museum introduces visitors to a dark decade of Czechoslovak history when the country was decimated by totalitarianism and controlled by the party apparatus. At the same time, there was an era of post-war optimism and the vain hope among some people that they were building a better tomorrow.

The 1950s is one of the bleakest periods in modern Czech history. The ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia was responsible for political trials, judicial murders, lawlessness, and the liquidation of democratic principles of state administration, according to the exhibition’s curators.

The totalitarian regime affected all areas of the Czechoslovak social structure, including the economy, culture, politics, and foreign image of the country. This era set the future character of Czech society and distorted it for many decades.

The exhibition presents the broader context of the 1950s, with a central focus on the deaths of Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin and Czech party chairman Klement Gottwald.

Source: New National Museum exhibit sheds light on the shadowy 1950s – Prague, Czech Republic (

Photo: National Musuem


April 24 @ 10:00 am
May 30 @ 6:00 pm


National Museum Prague
Václavské náměstí 68
Prague, Czech Republic
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