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Slánský Trial
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The Slánský trial of November 1952 in Prague was the last and largest of the late Stalinist show trials. In the trial named for Rudolf Slánský (1901–1952), 14 well-known representatives of the Czechoslovak state and party leadership were accused of having conspired against the people’s democratic order. It was stated explicitly that 11 of the defendants were of Jewish origin; the trial w…

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Gerber, Jan, “Slánský Trial”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0815>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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