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Josef Lesák (1920 - 2009)

Although I don’t regret a single hour or day, it wasn’t an easy life as I’m going to tell you

Josef Lesák was born in 1920 in Červené Janovice, near Kutná Hora, but his family moved to Prague in 1930. The father of Josef Lesák, Antonín Lesák, founded the National-Socialist party of Czechoslovakia in Červené Janovice and continued his political activities in Prague. The young Joseph was raised in the spirit of patriotism and early on, became a member of the Sokol (a Czechoslovak youth organization.) At the time of the outbreak of the war, he started to teach Czech and German at an elementary school. During the war, he was working in the Todt organization in Pardubice and later also in Prague-Ruzyně. In May 1945, he fought at the barricades in Hanspaulka during the Prague Spring uprising. After the war, in the year 1946, he held a high position in the National Socialist Youth Organization. In Prague in 1946, he also organized the first post-war Majáles (a celebration of the advent of the spring traditionally associated with students.) In the 1946 elections, he won a seat to the C ...arrows 

In the Kladno mines (about the Communist party)

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Josef Lawitschka (1933)

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Josef Kavka (1930)

born on 4th of February 1930 in Kounov, in Orlické Mountains during occupation he studied to become a professional shop assistant witnessed the 1945 liberation studied ... arrows 


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