Prague hopes to turn ex-hospital where Jan Palach died into ‘Museum of Totalitarianism’

Fifty years ago this January, Jan Palach doused himself in petrol and set
himself alight on Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet occupation of
Czechoslovakia. Prague City Hall is now looking to buy the former hospital
where he died – slated to become a luxury hotel – and turn it into a
“museum of totalitarianism”.

Monday, January 7, 2019