Museum of Communism, Czech Republic
|Established||26 December 2001|
|Location||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Public transit access||Náměstí Republiky Metro|
The Museum of Communism in Czech Republic (Czech: Muzeum komunismu), located at V Celnici 4 in Prague, Czech Republic, is a museum dedicated to presenting an account of the post–World War II Communist regime in Czechoslovakia in general and Prague in particular. The Museum of Communism offers an immersive look at life behind the Iron Curtain. Genuine artifacts, interviews, archive photographs, artworks, historical documents and large scale installations that bring an entire chapter of history to life.
The museum was founded by Glenn Spicker, an American businessman and former student of politics, who spent $28,000 on buying 1000 artifacts and commissioned documentary filmmaker Jan Kaplan to design the museum. According to Kaplan he created a three-act tragedy in displays of the ideals of communism, the reality of poor life under the regime, and the nightmare of a police state. It includes rooms depicting a schoolroom, a shop with limited supplies and a secret police interrogation room.
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