A Trial In Prague

2000, Movie, NR, 83 mins

A Trial In Prague
Zuzana Justman's deeply unsettling documentary chronicles a particularly dark episode in post-war Czechoslovakian history: the so-called "Slansky Trial," a thinly-veiled, anti-Semitic purge of high-ranking Jews from the Czech Communist Party. Justman's film provides just enough historical background about Czechoslovakia's liberation by Soviet forces from Nazi occupation and the rise of a Communist government led by party leader Klement Gottwald to set the stage for the national tragedy that followed, a time when clouds of fear and paranoia began to darken the socialist dream. Unnerved by the independent spirit shown by Tito in Yugoslavia, Stalin felt the need for a d...
Released: 2000 Rated: NR Length: 83 mins

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