One of the world's foremost scholars of 20th century Czech and Slovak history, Gordon Skilling, died peacefully at the age of 89 in Toronto over the weekend. David Vaughan has more.
Professor Skilling first came to Prague in 1937, where he worked for the international service of Czechoslovak Radio, today's Radio Prague, at the same time as completing his doctoral thesis. He witnessed the tragedy of the Munich Agreement in 1938, and shared some of his memories of the time in an interview with Radio Prague two years ago:
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