"Spirits that I've cited...?" Vladimir Clementis (1902–1952)

The Political Biography of a Czechoslovak Communist
Product Number: EB00793421
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9783838267463
Publisher: Ibidem Press
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Baer's biography of the former Czechoslovak foreign minister VladimIr Clementis (1902–1952) is the first historical study on the Communist politician who was executed with Rudolf SlAnskY and other top Communist Party members after the show trial of 1952. Born in Tisovec, Central Slovakia, Clementis studied law at Charles University in Prague in the 1920s and had his own law firm in Bratislava in the 1930s. After the Munich Agreement of 1938, he went into exile to France and Great Britain, where he worked at the Czechoslovak broadcast at the BBC for the exile government of Edvard Benes. After the Second World War, Clementis' political career at the Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry blossomed. In 1945, he became Assistant Secretary of State under Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk. After Masaryk's mysterious death in 1948, Clementis was appointed foreign minister. This biography offers an unprecedented insight into the mind of a Slovak leftist intellectual of the interwar generation who died at the command of the comrade he had admired since his youth: Generalissimus Stalin.

Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2017

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