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Anna Fidlerová (1919 - 2016)

Don’t take yourself too seriously

Anna Fidlerová, née Lhotáková, was born in 1919 in the village of Hospozín in central Bohemia. Her grandfather introduced her to politics and taking an interest in public matters. Her dream was to become a journalist. She spent her youth and student days in Prague. She was active in a group of young people interested in culture, called Young Culture. There she met with people such as Adolf Hoffmeister and Julius Fučík. Young Culture also gave her a loved one - a young Jewish man. Their relationship was crushed by his being transported to Auschwitz, where he died. In the meantime Anna worked as a secretary to Hugo Vavřečka, the grandfather of Václav Havel. She experienced the terror that gripped Prague after the successful assassination of Reinhard Heidrich, but also the joyful days of the city's liberation. The persecution of her various loved ones showed her how cruel the Communist regime could be, even to its own people. She experienced the relaxed atmosphere of spring 1968 and the s ...arrows 

Working for Hugo Vavřečka and a meeting with two-year-old Václav Havel

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born 16 May 1956 in Zlín (then called Gottwaldov) one of the founders of the Society of Friends of the USA (SPUSA) one of the spokesmen of SPUSA did the editing and ... arrows 


Jiří Chadima (1923)

6 June 1923, born in Bartolomějská Street in Prague during World War I, his father joined the Czechoslovak Legions 1938, his father was put into active reserve, but remained ... arrows 


Krzysztof Jaxa-Rožen (1936)

born 4 August 1936 in Warsaw 1940, his grandfathers died in Katyně under the hands of the NKVD his father was an officer in the Polish people’s army 1944, survived the ... arrows 


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