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In 1991, the IISH received the archives of the Stichting Informatie for Charta ’77 (Foundation Information on Charta ’77) from mr Jef Helmer. At the end of 2010, Helmer also donated his personal... [Collection highlight]
From Berlin the IISH received a typescript of more than 200 pages by Leopold Grünwald. Grünwald, born in 1901, was a Sudeten German of Jewish descent. Around 1930 he was secretary of the... [Collection highlight]
Diplomatic relations between communist Czechoslovakia and Vietnam officially started on 2 February 1950. A number of Vietnamese students and workers came to Czechoslovakia in the 1950s and 1960s.... [Item of the Day]
In the night of 20 August 1968 Soviet tanks and those of its allies rolled into the Czechoslovak capital Prague. This action ended the "socialism with a human face", the political liberalization that... [Item of the Day]