March 15, 1992 |
Only her well and a shed stand between Maria Hospodarova and the gray village church of St. Michael the Archangel, which used to be hers, but a 1,000-year chasm of distrust is unbridgeable. For the devout Orthodox Christian, walking to St. Michael next door has become pointless since the majority Catholics reclaimed it in 1990. "I cannot be a Greek Catholic," said Hospodarova, 58, a retired collective farm worker. "It is impossible for me."
February 18, 1999 |
High school students at a museum exhibit on Stalinist-era political executions clustered around Julian Gluchowski, peppering him with questions about his years in jail. "My bones weren't broken or my fingernails pulled out, but very often I heard screams at night of other people being tortured," said the 64-year-old Gluchowski, imprisoned in his late teens for anti-Communist agitation. The students hung on every word.
March 31, 1990 |
It was a historic day for Czechoslovakia, which was blessed with two new names and one new tennis star all within about 12 hours. The name came first, announced Friday morning as a compromise between the Czechs and the Slovaks. In the Czech region of the country, the name will be the Czechoslovak Federative Republic. The Slovaks will call it the Czecho-slovak Federative Republic. It might have been the first time that a civil war was averted by a hyphen.