Foreign language publications

A complete list of ÚSTR publications in Czech can be found here.

We’re Still at War

We’re Still at War

The publication’s authors approached leading Czech and Slovak comics artists, selected 13 noteworthy recorded recollections from the archive of the Memory of Nations internet project and created something unique not just on the Czech comics scene but in the field of popularising our history.

Behind the Iron Curtain 4

Behind the Iron Curtain 4

The fourth edition of the English-language review delivers a selection of the most noteworthy articles in the magazine Paměť a dějiny (Memory and History) from the preceding two years. It also includes an interview with the author of Zmizelá věda (Disappeared Science), a book recording the fates of scientists and intellectuals of Jewish origin in the years 1939–1945, a piece on late 1980s happenings against totalitarianism organised by the Society for a Merrier Present and much more.

Behind the Iron Curtain 3

Behind the Iron Curtain 3

The third edition of the English-language review delivers a selection of the best articles in the magazine Paměť a dějiny (Memory and History). The publication, primarily intended for international readers, includes for instance pieces about the Czechoslovak broadcasts of the BBC during WWII, the Voice of America, the Czechoslovak State Security’s operations in Cuba and the Nazi “euthanasia” programme.

Behind the Iron Curtain 2

Behind the Iron Curtain 2

This edition of the English-language review delivers a selection of the best articles in the magazine Paměť a dějiny (Memory and History). It contains expert studies, interviews, portraits and extensive photographic materials from our recent past. The publication, primarily intended for international readers, includes for instance pieces on the preparations for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Allen Ginsberg’s visit to Prague, the secret police’s surveillance of Václav Havel, an interview with the well-known dissident Zdena Tominová and much more.

Behind the Iron Curtain 1

Behind the Iron Curtain 1

This English-language publication introduces the work of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and the Security Services Archive. Alongside pieces on the Institute’s activities, it contains short studies from the magazine Paměť a dějiny (Memory and History).

Petr Blažek: Ryszard Siwiec 1909–1968

Petr Blažek: Ryszard Siwiec 1909–1968

The Czech-English publication, published jointly by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes of the Czech Republic and Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, offers all basic materials available about Ryszard Siwiec, a 59-year-old Polish citizen, who committed self-immolation in a Warsaw stadium on September 8, 1968 in protest against the August Occupation of Czechoslovakia by armies of Warsaw Pact countries and the participation of the troops of the Polish People’s Republic in the invasion.

Crimes of the Communist Regimes

Crimes of the Communist Regimes

English version of the collection contains more than 40 papers from participants at the international conference (Prague, 24 – 26 February 2010).

Prague Through the Lens of the Secret Police

This entirely bi-lingual Czech-English book brings forward one of a kind, never before published photographs taken in the course of secret police surveillance during the period of the Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia.