The Velvet Revolution Diaries: 2009 relaunch
years after I made the original site with the translation of my 1989
back along with 2 other fascinating diaries on the 20th anniversary of
the Velvet Revolution without almost any
change to the original site. Dan
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1996 introduction: Once upon a time, I was 16 years old.
Like many other
16-year olds around the world - or at least on its Northern Hemisphere
- I was at a high school. The only difference might be
that when I was 16,
the revolution in the Czech Republic took place. As a teen, I was thrown into something I
totally not experienced
before and ever since - and I felt the history was marching around in a
big time parade.
On this web, you can find a description of the event that started the
revolution and the first key days of it, as I had laid it on the
pages of my
diary that I
actually kept writing only during the revolution.
You can also find additional
resources and two more diaries here similar in feel ...
My Velvet Revolution Diary
pages, read full diary in English here)
Related New York
Times press from 1989
Philadelphia Inquirer press from 1989 >>>
My high-school revolutionary statement >>>
official communist propaganda piece / an "anti diary"
The East-European post-revolution "summer of love"
when anything was possible... by a British observer
riots in the eyes of an unwilling
American participant, who got into trouble
© Dan Franc, 1996-2009 and respective authors.
The photos are courtesy of © Philadelphia Inquirer, New York
and a Czech photographer Jan Sibik (www.sibik.cz)
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