Jan Zajíc – the story of “human torch number two”

On February 25 1969, exactly one month after Jan Palach, another man set
himself alight in protest to Czechoslovak apathy following the Soviet
invasion of 1968. The name of the second human torch was Jan Zajíc, a high
school student from Šumperk. Fifty years on his act still brings chills of
shock, but also respect among Czechs.

Monday, February 25, 2019