Ladislav Novomeský v osidlech Státní bezpečnosti (1951-1954)
Ladislav Novomeský in the snares of the secret state police (1951-1954)
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This study looks at the life story of poet and Communist Party of Slovakia official, Ladislav Novomeský between 1951 and 1954 when he was systematically investigated in secret police prison. The reason for his political persecution was a fabricated charge of what was termed Slovak bourgeois nationalism, as a result of which he was first stripped of his political function in spring 1950, and then arrested in February 1951. In the so-called “anti-state conspiracy centred around Rudolf Slanský trial” (the Slánsky show trial), Novomeský had to testify against Vladimír Clementis. Following another round of interrogations, he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the so-called Slovak Bourgeois Nationalists Trial (Gustáv Husák and others) in April 1954.
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