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.

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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...