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Museum of Communism, Czech Republic

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Museum of Communism
Muzeum Komunismu
Established26 December 2001
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Public transit accessNáměstí Republiky Metro
Websitehttp://muzeumkomunismu.cz/en

The Museum of Communism in Czech Republic (Czech: Muzeum komunismu), located at V Celnici 4 in Prague, Czech Republic, is a museum dedicated to presenting an account of the post–World War II Communist regime in Czechoslovakia in general and Prague in particular. The Museum of Communism offers an immersive look at life behind the Iron Curtain. Genuine artifacts, interviews, archive photographs, artworks, historical documents and large scale installations that bring an entire chapter of history to life.

History

The museum was founded by Glenn Spicker, an American businessman and former student of politics, who spent $28,000 on buying 1000 artifacts and commissioned documentary filmmaker Jan Kaplan to design the museum. According to Kaplan he created a three-act tragedy in displays of the ideals of communism, the reality of poor life under the regime, and the nightmare of a police state. It includes rooms depicting a schoolroom, a shop with limited supplies and a secret police interrogation room.[1][2]

Gallery

  • Entrance within the Savarin Palace
    Entrance within the Savarin Palace
  • Schoolroom display, with child in Pioneer outfit (state youth movement)
    Schoolroom display, with child in Pioneer outfit (state youth movement)
  • Grocery shop with limited goods
    Grocery shop with limited goods
  • Posters showing the good life
    Posters showing the good life
  • Lenin statue and the Soviet Union flag
    Lenin statue and the Soviet Union flag
  • various artifacts
    various artifacts

References

  1. ^ Krosnar, Katka (2 February 2002). "A Tribute to Barren Shops". Newsweek. p 61. Retrieved 10 May 2018.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ "Red revival", The Guardian
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