Be more than just a mummy’s boy
Milan Práger was born on the 21st of April 1930 in Prague. He grew up in the Košíře neighbourhood. During the war he studied at Vančurovo gymnázium and joined an illegal scouting unit at Klamovka that became the Mawadani centre after the war. His father was sent to Terezín due to his Jewish ancestry and later to Auschwitz, where he died. His parents had divorced and his mother died soon after his father. Milan Práger studied mathematics and spent his whole life working at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences. He also taught mathematics from the 1960s. Today he still meets up with his Scout friends from his senior Scout group.