Czech economist Ota Sik, Aug. 22

Ota Sik, a survivor of Nazi concentration camps who became the architect of economic liberalization during Czechoslovakia's ill-fated 1968 "Prague Spring," died in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at age 84. Czechoslovakia's communist government adopted Sik's economic ideas in... AP/ CTK, Karel Mevald, file