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Luboš Jednorožec (1925 - 2016) - Records

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  • Born in 1925 in Prague-Břevnov
  • Parents owned a leather manufacturing workshop,father held gatherings for Sokol friends at family home
  • Following the events of 1948, a certain Růžena Švestková asked him to help her cross the Czechoslovak border.
  • Luboš arrested in March 1950 for not having reported Švestková to the authorities.
  • Sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
  • 1951 escape from the Svornost mine in Jáchymov.
  • After nine months on the run he was caught during an attempt to illegally cross the border and was sentenced to a total of 28 years imprisonment.
  • Repeated attempt to escape the country in 1964, this time via Yugoslavia; was caught and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, in Leopoldov prison
  • Successfully left the country in 1968, lived in California, USA
  • Died on November, the 6th, 2016

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