An exhibition called 'Totalitarianism/Freedom - 1989' has opened in the gallery of the homeland museum in Fiľakovo in Banská Bystrica region, presenting the events during and after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 through photographs and various objects, the TASR newswire reported.
“The exhibition shows the process of the origins of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia from dialectic materialism through the role of the Red Army in liberating the country to the setting-up of a totalitarian Communist Party regime in Czechoslovakia. Conversely, it presents the events in Fiľakovo in 1989,” said museum director Atilla Agócs to TASR on October 25.
Totalitarianism is illustrated by propaganda posters, busts and paintings of political leaders of the era from the collection of the workers' museum, as well as through film footage from May Day celebrations in Fiľakovo in the 1960s. Local developments during the Revolution and the days after are highlighted by photographs and items linked to the founders of first free political parties in Fiľakovo, said Agócs.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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