Thursday, 6 June 2019

Prague hopes to turn ex-hospital where Jan Palach died into 'Museum of Totalitarianism'

Radio Prague |
8 January 2019

Fifty years ago this January, Jan Palach doused himself in petrol and set himself alight on Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Prague City Hall is now looking to buy the former hospital where he died – slated to become a luxury hotel – and turn it into a "museum of totalitarianism".