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Encyclopedia > Rudolf Slánský

Rudolf Slánský (July 31, 1901December 2, 1952) joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia at the party's founding in 1929 and became a senior lieutenant of leader Klement Gottwald. Slánský, who was Jewish, fled to the Soviet Union when the Germans invaded the Sudetenland in October 1938. He returned to Czechoslovakia in 1944 and participated in the Slovak rebellion against fascist rule. July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining, as the final day of July. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, in Czech and in Slovak: Komunistická strana Československa (KSČ) was a political party in Czechoslovakia that existed between 1921 and 1992. ... A 1950s Czechoslovak propaganda poster depicting Gottwald and Stalin Klement Gottwald (November 23, 1896 - March 14, 1953) was a Czechoslovakian Communist politician, longtime leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSC or CPCz or CPC). ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Soviet Union - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. ... Sudetenland (Sudety in Czech) was the name used before 1918 and in 1938–45 for the region inhabited mostly by Sudeten Germans (German: Sudetendeutsche, Czech: Sudetští Němci) in the various places of Bohemia. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Slánský became General Secretary of the Communist Party after World War II and the second most powerful person in the country after Gottwald who became leader of a Communist dominated coalition government. the term General Secretary (alternatively First Secretary) denotes a leader of various unions, parties or associations. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ...

After 1948 Gottwald moved to introduce a Soviet style system, pushing aside his coalition partners. Slánský, however, resisted Stalinism and in September 1951 was arrested and charged with being a Titoite. His arrest was part of a Soviet inspired purge of "national Communists". The Prague Trials that followed were notable for their anti-Semitic overtones. Slánský was found guilty of "Trotskyite-Titoist-Zionist activities in the service of American imperialism" and hanged on December 2, 1952. Josip Broz Tito (May 7, 1892 - May 4, 1980) was the ruler of Yugoslavia between the end of World War II and his death in 1980. ... The Prague Trials were a series of Stalinist and largely anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia. ... Anti-Semitism (alternatively spelled antisemitism) is hostility towards Jews (not: Semites - see the Misnomer section further on). ... Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. ... Zionism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Hanging to Music. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...



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