Prague museum displays totalitarian-era surveillance tech

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  • Monday, 02 Dec 2019

The Technology in Dictatorships exhibition at the National Technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution. — Photos: AP

The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West.

That still didn’t stop many from desperately attempting to flee the totalitarian East. Some succeeded but many lost their lives.

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