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Božena Kopcová (1920) - Biography


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We did not think about being in the resistance movement; it was simply necessary, the people needed it

Božena Kopcová, née Kosmáková, was born on September 13, 1920 in the village Luže near Vysoké Mýto. In 1941 she married Josef Kopec who was a gamekeeper in the village Domamil. Božena and her husband joined the resistance movement. They were providing hiding places for paratroopers from the group Spelter, who were deployed on May 4-5th 1944, in the gamekeeper's lodge and in neighbouring buildings. Apart from the paratroopers who gradually formed the resistance group Lenka-jih, the couple were also hiding weapons and explosives. An illegal transmitter was broadcasting from their home. In 2017 Božena Kopcová was awarded the Golden Linden Decoration by the ministry of defence for her resistance activity.

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