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A Step into the Dark Night

Added: February 27, 2017

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Sixty-seven years ago, on 25 February 1950 the Číhošť parish priest Josef Toufar was murdered by StB officers. A story filled with disturbing questions and dramatic circumstances, in recent years it has returned as a compelling testimony. Who was Josef Toufar and who were his torturers? What can the Vysočina country priest tell today’s world? And what was president Gottwald’s role in that monstrous charade? Miloš Doležal, the author of books focused on Toufar, Jana Franková and Jiří Hromada read from new texts and documents, while Štěpán Drtina provided musical accompaniment on cello. Historian Tomáš Petráček discussed the context and interpretations of the story. 

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