Drábek jr., Jaroslav
Jaroslav Drábek Jr was a lawyer, journalist and participant in the resistance movement against Nazism. He graduated from Charles University’s Law Faculty in 1923. During the Second World War, Jaroslav Drábek was a member of the resistance organization Politické ústředí (Political Headquarters). In addition, he was a close associate of Professor Vladimír Krajina, one of the leading figures of the then illegal resistance organization Ústřední vedení odboje domácího – ÚVOD (Central Leadership of the Home Resistance Movement). For his activities, he was imprisoned in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. After the Second World War, he was appointed Chief Public Prosecutor of the Special People's Court for Punishing German War Criminals and Collaborators. In Warsaw and Krakow, Drábek Jr appeared as a witness in the trials of the commander and guards at Auschwitz. Following the coup in February 1948, Jaroslav Drábek Jr emigrated with his family. They first lived in the US occupied zone in Bavaria for several months before settling in the United States. There he worked as an editor at Voice of America, and was also a member of the Holocaust Memorial Commission set up by President Carter.
- Chrudim, Czech Republic
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- Rajlová, Lucie
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