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Jiří Bartoš (1926)

The circumstances forced me, when I defended myself, I thought of nothing

Jiří Bartoš was born on 23 January 1926 in Belgrade. His father Karel was originally from Říčany near Prague. After fighting during the World War I at the Italian front, he remained in Belgrade, working in a pottery shop and marrying Julia Meťko from Daruvar. Jiří attended a Czechoslovak school where he had both Czech and Serbian teachers, and later trained to become a tile layer. Following Luftwaffe's shelling of Belgrade and the ensuing occupation of the city by the German army in April 1941, he contributed to the family budget by repairing stoves and cookers. Hanged men publicly displayed in the main city square symbolized the brutality of the occupants. Belgrade was liberated in October 1944. The city was cleansed of the Germans; the captured soldiers were given no mercy. Right after liberation, Jiří joined the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia. He underwent a short training, later serving in the Srem region. He was lightly wounded during an attack on the village of Vrbani. Fo ...arrows 

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Drahomíra Hudečková (1940) video clip available

born 4 June 1940 in Tučín father Sláva Koza was head of intelligence of the 1st Czechoslovak Partisan Brigade of Jan Žižka father executed on 15 January 1945 at Kounice ... arrows 


Milena Suková roz. Kimlová (1924) video clip available

born1924 in Prague her father was the Prague photographer Emanuel Kimla a relative of the writer Marie Majerová learnt to be a photographer during WW2, forced labour at ... arrows 


Anastázie Králová (1928) video clip available

born 20 September 1928 in Ratiboř messenger of the resistance group For The Homeland messenger for the 1st Czechoslovak Partisan Brigade of Jan Žižka witness of a ... arrows 


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Number of witnesses in database4890
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Number of photos27625
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