Printing Paul Goldsmith’s Photographs

Paul Goldsmith Prague 1968 Marchers displaying Bloody Flag

In 1968, Alexander Dubček, recently elected head of the Communist Party, ushered in reforms during a period of liberalization that loosened restriction on free speech, media, and economic activity in the former Czechoslovakia. Photographer Paul Goldsmith, then only 19, rode into Prague on his Vespa on August 20, only a day before the Soviet tanks rolled into the city.