Alexander Dubcek — Czechoslovakian Politician born on November 27, 1921, died on November 07, 1992

Alexander Dubček was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia . He attempted to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring but he was forced to resign following the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Later, after the overthrow of the government in 1989, he was Chairman of the federal Czechoslovak parliament. He was the recipient of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the European Parliament, in 1989... (wikipedia)

We shall have to remove everything that strangles artistic and scientific creativeness.
In the first day of the Soviet Army's arrival, I and the other comrades were isolated and then found ourselves here, not knowing anything... I can only conjecture what could have happened.
Let whatever is going to happen to me happen. I'm expecting the worst for myself and I'm resigned to it.
I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism.
After Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor, the war tide slowly turned against the Axis.