ÚPN opens archives to public access

The National Memory Institute (ÚPN) has posted on its website a list of the files about collaborators with the Communist-era secret service (ŠtB). Anyone who wishes to see the files related to their name can use the website to request a viewing. The ÚPN will send a reply within two days and notify you when the documents are ready.

The documents can only be read in one of the institute’s study rooms. Viewing anything related to foreign intelligence service requires the approval of the chairman of the ÚPN board of directors.

The website also contains the name of nearly 3,000 additional ŠtB officers whose files have yet to be delivered by the Interior Department.

The National Memory Institute was established in 2002 to collect and archive files related to country’s communist and fascist eras.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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