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Prague & History

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Hello friends 👋 I don’t often post pics of myself (I mostly like to stay behind the camera🤷🏻‍♀️).
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This was take on Václavské náměstí in Prague where I was born and where my family is from. A great spot for a typical tourist photograph, right?
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Except that, in most tourist spots in this magical city, there is some intense history.
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The spot where I stand is where, in 1969, Jan Palach set himself on fire to protest the Soviet invasion.
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A month later, another student, Jan Zajíc, burned himself to death in the same place.
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Palach wrote a letter that demanded the abolition of censorship and a halt to the distribution of Zprávy, the official newspaper of the Soviet occupying forces.
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I’m fascinated by history. Remember, history can repeat itself unless we remember & learn from the past.
Everywhere we travel there are layers upon layers of history. And all this history is the foundation that built what we are able to have today.
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