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Translating the State: Czechoslovakia's Search for the Soviet Model of the Secret Police, 1945–52
In January 1948, a month before the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia, Czech secret police official Jindřich Veselý went on an observation tour of the Polish secret police. His aim, as he wrote toExpand
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A Revolution in a Revolution: The Secret Police and the Origins of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia
This article examines the origins of the Stalinist secret police force, the StB, in Czechoslovakia between 1945 and 1954. By focusing on the biographies of its officials, it argues that there was notExpand
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The Cold War and East-Central Europe,1945–1989
Eight experts on the history of East-Central Europe offer commentaries about the book Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945–1990, editedExpand