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Alois Peyr (1935)

They told me: You're heading for prison! And they were right

Alois Peyr was born on the 24th of March 1935 in Pilsen into the family of a telegraph clerk. His father's job meant that the family was often on the move, finally settling down in Sokolov, where Alois completed a mining school. He wanted to continue his studies at the College of Mining in Duchcová, but he was not allowed to do so. He took part in small subversive activities, e.g. he distributed pamphlets. He was not satisfied with life in Czechoslovakia, as he felt he was constrained by the system - thus he decided to emigrate with his friend Jan Kuhn in December 1953. They were detained during their first attempt, however, by an East German patrol which handed them over to Czechoslovak soldiers. They subsequently succeeded in escaping. A few days later they made their second attempt, but were caught and taken to Karlovy Vary for interrogation. They were released on New Year's Eve 1953. On the 19th of April 1954, Alois Peyr and Jan Kuhn tried to blow up the statue of a soldier in the ...arrows 

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Jarmila Hrbková, rozená Chomoutová (1927)

born December 26, 1927 in Brno the family lived in Šmelcovna near Bílý potok near Brno where the family owned a homestead with a mill her father was a miller and her mother ... arrows 


Anna Matějková (1925)

born January 3, 1925 in Brněnské Ivanovice studied a ballet school during the Protectorate era she was employed in the Municipal Theatre in Brno, in the People’s Theatre and ... arrows 


Ludmila Bittnerová (1933)

born on 25th June 1933 in a village called Lupěné studied at the Faculty of Education in Olomouc between the years 1954 and 1958 she taught at an elementary school in Mírov, ... arrows 


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