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Pavel Brázda (1926 - 2017)

The prosperity and sense of exclusivity that I had experienced in my childhood helped me overcome the deprivation that followed

Pavel Brázda was born on the 21st of August 1926 in Brno into the wealthy family of the well-known lawyer Osvald Brázda. The witness's grandmother Helena Čapková was the sister of the famous writers Karel and Josef Čapek and the husband of the important Czech poet, diplomat, translator, and post-World War I politician Josef Palivec. In 1945 Pavel Brázda briefly studied philosophy and the history of art at Masaryk University. The following year he moved to Prague to the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design, where he continued with the history of art in addition to painting. However, he did not care much for his studies, and so in 1947 he was expelled from the school. That same year he was accepted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, starting in the third semester, in the studio of Vladimír Sychra. But he failed to complete this course also - in early 1949 he was expelled for political reasons, together with his future wife Věra Nováková. In 1952 they finally managed to obtain a deg ...arrows 

During the war we were nourished and reinforced by culture

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MUDr. Drahomíra Vedrová (1920)

Drahomíra Vedrová was born on February 4, 1920 in Brno she came from a poor family, three brothers began studying at the faculty of medicine in 1938 1939 – occupation of ... arrows 


Zuzana Petreje (1923)

born on January 15, 1923 in Liptovská Kokava after her father died, she spent her childhood and youth working very hard in times of the Slovak National Uprising she actively ... arrows 


Štefan Maďar (1932)

born on July 31, 1932 in Borský Svätý Jur shortly after the communist takeover he attempted to emigrate from communist Czechoslovakia in 1952 he was rearrested and sentenced ... arrows 


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