Thursday, 10 October 2019

Czechs open memorial to student who burned himself to death

The San Diego Union-Tribune |
10 October 2019

A new memorial is opening to a university student who burned himself to death in protest at the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Jan Palach's childhood home in Vsetaty, north of Prague, has been turned into a chapel-like space to allow visitors to contemplate what he did for the nation. An adjacent pavilion contains a small museum.