This Day in Jewish History / Czech commie leader tried for 'Trotskyite-Titoist-Zionist' conspiracy
Rudolf Slansky was imprisoned and tortured in a detention center he had built; he was hanged with 10 comrades.
On November 20, 1952, the trial of Rudolf Slansky, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and 13 colleagues got under way in Prague. The Moscow-directed purge of the group, whose members were accused of plotting a “Trotskyite-Titoist-Zionist” conspiracy at the behest of the United States, ended with the conviction of all 14. Eleven of them, including Slansky, the supposed...
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