The 1968 Soviet occupation of Prague. Wichterle embraced the liberal reforms that swept through Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring, though he suffered for his involvement when the Soviets crushed the reform-minded government. (Libor Hajsky/epa/Corbis

The 1968 Soviet occupation of Prague. Wichterle embraced the liberal reforms that swept through Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring, though he suffered for his involvement when the Soviets crushed the reform-minded government.

Libor Hajsky/epa/Corbis

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