Sunday, September 19, 2010

Museum of Communism

Yesterday the two Davids and I ventured into the Museum of Communism and I'm glad we did. The museum focuses on the totalitarian regime from the February coup in 1948 to its rapid collapse in November 1989. The theme of the Museum is "Communism- the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare." Starting out we read up on the history of how the Communist Party came to power. We moved along and followed a path through time. There were different sets, a factory, a historical schoolroom, and an Interrogation Room. All the information was very interesting and extended beyond just what it was like in the Czech Republic. There was also a video on that I thought was awesome because it showed footage from different protests (Spring 1968, Velvet Revolution 1989, etc).

One of the best parts for me was all the different Propaganda posters. Throughout the museum there were Lenin busts & corky posters. We couldn't help ourselves and had to buy some posters in the gift shop... I have to post some of the posters here (these are obviously the ones made for tourists):

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