The Jan Palach Memorial, Prague

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  • Except for comments and pictures on Trip, I wouldn't be able to find the place where Jan Palach set himself on fire. A cross touching but not a plate or something stating the reason. Four dried flowers and lights turned off. Place almost ignored by the guides and the passers-by. Many photographs instead in front of the Memorial with his picture and the other boy Jan, on the opposite side of the statue of Saint Wenceslas.
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  • In Memoriam - Jan Palach 1948 - 1969. Jan Palach, young Charles University student committed suicide in protest of the Russian Invasion in January 1969. He set himself on fire in the crowded Wenceslas...  more »
  • Jan Palach was a Czechoslovak patriot who became a symbol of anti-Soviet resistance in his country. The cross is located in front of the National Museum, when you are in front of the monument there is a need for a moment of reflection that suggests how hard life was a time for those who fought for their ideals! A different era!
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  • Interesting place with impact on world (and Czech) history.
  • small, but not to be missed.
  • Magnificent
  • You can spend there whole day.
  • Good place
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