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International Students’ Day

 

a day of international student solidarity. It was established in 1941 in London at an international meeting of students from countries struggling against fascism in memory of the Czechoslovakian students, the heroes of the Resistance. On Nov. 17, 1939, many of the leaders of the Union of Students of Czechoslovakia were arrested and shot by the fascist German occupation authorities. More than a thousand students and teachers from the higher educational institutions were sent to a concentration camp, and the higher educational institutions were closed. The first International Students’ Day was observed in 1941. The International Student Week of Struggle for Peace and Friendship (November 10-17) precedes the observance of International Students’ Day.

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