Poll: Czechs most ashamed of 1950s communist show-trials

Forty-one percent of Czechs consider the 1950s communist show-trials to be the historical event they should most ashamed of, according a poll carried out by the STEM agency. Another 17 percent of Czechs believe that the most shameful event in the country’s history was the country’s surrender to Nazi Germany in 1938. The poll also reveals that more people (14 percent) are ashamed of the developments that took place after the fall of communism in 1989 than of those that occurred after the communist takeover of 1948 (13 percent). On the other hand, most Czechs believe that they behaved the bravest during the Nazi occupation of the Czech lands between 1939 and 1945.

Author: Jan Richter