Collectibles Gustav Husak Autograph. b/w Photo. Authentic Signature, CoA

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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Gustav Husak Autograph. b/w Photo. Authentic Signature, CoA: “Gustav Husak Autograph. b/w Photo, size: 4.2 x 5.9 in. Authentic Autograph, Certificate of Authenticity.

The photo has been pasted in an album and has been removed. Glue remnants / thins at back of the photo.

Gustav Husak,1913-91, Czechoslovakian political leader. A member of the Communist party from 1933, he helped to lead the Slovak national uprising against the German occupation in World War II. After the war he held government and party posts. During the 1951 party purges, he was arrested and imprisoned. He was released in 1960, and was allowed to rejoin the party in 1963. A critic of party secretary Antonin Novotny, he called for political liberalization and Slovakian national autonomy.

Following Novotny’s resignation, Husak became (1968) deputy premier and was an architect of the 1968 reforms. After the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union (Aug., 1968), he became increasingly pro-Soviet. In Apr., 1969, he replaced Alexander Dubcek as Communist party secretary. He renewed Czechoslovakia’s ties with the Soviet Union and reinstituted strong party control over the Czech economy, state, and society. “

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