Tenkrát na Severu. Teplický underground versus Veřejná a Státní bezpečnost 1965‒1985
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Once Upon a Time in the North. The Teplice Underground versus Public and State Security 1965‒1985
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The North Bohemia Region, especially Teplice, was along with Prague one of the key centres of the opposition community, which later acquired the term ‘underground’. The underground movement soon came into conflict with the normalisation regime. Using the example of one specific city and its community, we have aimed to demonstrate its multifaceted nature. We have begun in 1965, when the underground was spawned, with 1985 being a year of its resurgence following harsh persecution at the beginning of the 1980s. For clarity, we have had to give a brief description of events already well-known and studied in our paper. It also proved impossible to describe the regional issue without anchoring it within its society-wide context, as well as the status of the authorities on the one hand, and the underground on the other. As yet unpublished archive sources, mainly of State Security provenance, were used in the writing of the study.
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