HU OSA 391 Photographs of Gabriel Bodnar on the 1968 invasion of Kosice
- Reference code
- HU OSA 391
- Photographs of Gabriel Bodnar on the 1968 invasion of Kosice
- Description level
- Extent and medium (estimated)
- 38 photos in 1 oversized box
- Name of creator(s)
- Bodnár, Gabriel
Content and structure
- Scope and Content (Abstract)
- 38 furtively taken B&W photographs on the Warsaw Pact troops entering Kosice in eastern Slovakia in 1968. The Soviet and Bulgarian forces arrived in town on August 21; the local population showed scattered resistance: they threw stones at the military and their carriers, and at places mounted barricades from rail carriages. Even though there was no armed resistance, seven local people died during the invasion.
The close-ups vividly show the consternation and shock of the citizens. Anti-Soviet slogans and posters rapidly appeared on the sidewalks and buildings of the town. On one of the trucks someone quickly drew a swastika in white chalk.
The troops participating in the invasion were withdrew to their original bases in November 1968.
Conditions of access and use
- Conditions governing access
- Open for research
- Physical characteristics and technical requirements
- The prints were digitized, see online gallery below