The Nation's Memory Institute (UPN) is to open an exhibition of approximately 40 photographs focusing on the dramatic events of 1968 in the House of Culture in Veľký Krtíš (Banský Bystrica region) on October 23, Zuzana Langauerová, director of the House of Culture, told the TASR newswire on October 22.
The exhibition, which is entitled “They Were Looking for Freedom - They Found Tanks,” will profile the events of the so-called Prague Spring of 1968, when some members of the Czechoslovak Communist Party tried to reform the totalitarian regime. These efforts were brought to an abrupt end by the invasion of five Warsaw Pact armies in August of the same year.
The photos depicting the events immediately after the invasion will be supplemented with others taken by local photographers in the streets of Veľký Krtíš at the time. The opening of the exhibition will be preceded by a discussion between students and two people who actually experienced the events - Viliam Bayer, mayor of Malý Krtíš, and writer Ján Fekete. The exhibition will run until October 30. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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