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November 17 - the International students' day

Today young people celebrate the International students' day that was established at the the International Students' Council on November 17, 1946, commemorating Czech students executed by fascist invaders in 1939. A number of events will be held in the region this day.

On October 28, 1939 Prague students and their teachers held the demonstration to mark the foundation anniversary of Czechoslovakia.The Nazi broke up the demonstration in which Jan Opletal, a student of medical department was killed; his funeral took the form of a protest action. Dozens of protesters were arrested.

On 17 November Nazi stormed student hostels. More than 1200 students were arrested and sent to concentration camps. Nine leaders of the protests were executed. Two years later the the International Students' Council fighting against fascists met in London and decided to mark the day of the 17th of November as the International Students' Day to commemorate the perished.

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