The Světlana case: partisan fighters, agent provocateurs, and the Third Resistance in Czechoslovakia

The short-lived secret organisation Světlana formed in 1948 grew to become
the largest anti-Communist group in Czechoslovakia, boasting several
hundred members at its peak, operating in more than a dozen cells, mainly
in Moravia. That’s one version of events. Many long believed that
Světlana was not only infiltrated by the State Security force, or StB, but
was in fact a creation of it – part of operations to ensnare
“counter-revolutionaries”, those sympathetic to what is now known as
the Third Resistance movement. Other questions remain as to whether it was
an inherently violent group, or provoked into action for propaganda

Wednesday, December 12, 2018