1968 Invasion Open-Air Exhibition

Josef Koudelka's famous image of Prague's Wenceslas Square, nearly empty at noon on August 21, 1968, during the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. On 21st August, it is going to be 40 years, since the military forces of the Warsaw pact army invaded Czechoslovakia, and so violently ending the Prague Spring 68. The occupants have killed 106 people, 276 were seriously injured, 422 lightly injured. But there are no figures stating what the invasion did to the nation’s spirit and mind.

Because we should remember, how valuable freedom is, how important is to be able to talk about whatever one wants, how priceless is freedom, we can travel, study, do a job that fulfills us, we are going to bring back the memory of those hard august days exactly forty years ago.

On the Wenceslas Square and its surroundings, there is going to be an authentic impression of the past wars. With assistance of National Museum, a kind of open-air exhibition is going to take place, changing the places of hardest battles into their appearance of 1968.

Maybe, this whole event contribute to not forgetting our history, possibly leading to not repeating it.