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Josef Wolf (1939)

I didn’t want my son to have to serve in the army of a Socialist country

Josef Wolf was born on 11 November 1939 in Brno. He grew up with his parents in Dobruška, where he witnessed the deportation of Germans at the end of the war. Then he and his family moved back to Brno. His father was a successful tailor, but when the Communists came to power in 1948, he lost his business and was sent to work in the uranium mines. Josef trained as a machinist. In 1953 he took an interest in cycling. He was successful; in 1960 he represented Czechoslovakia at the Olympic Games in Rome. To devote himself to cycling at the highest level, he became a member of the Dukla Army Club and then a professional soldier. However, his service in the army of a Socialist country was in conflict with his resistance to Communist ideology. He repeatedly refused to join the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and got into arguments with his commander. In 1966 he decided to emigrate. His wife and son went to visit their aunt in West Berlin at the same time as he participated in a race in Swed ...arrows 

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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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