Milada Horakova, Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 03.960 E 014° 23.971
33U E 457024 N 5546141
Quick Description: Dr. Milada Horáková was a Czech politician executed by Communists on charges of conspiracy and treason.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/5/2012 2:17:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMDX8M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member taska
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Long Description:
She was born as Milada Králová in Prague and then studied law at the Charles University. She graduated in 1926 and then worked at the Prague City Council. In the same year she graduated, she entered the Czechoslovak National Socialist Party, despite the misleading name a strong opponent of the Nazis. After the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, she joined the underground resistance movement, but was arrested by the Gestapo in 1940. She was initially sentenced to death, but later her punishment was reduced to life imprisonment and Horáková was sent to the concentration camp Terezín and then to various prisons in Germany.

After the liberation in May 1945, she returned to Prague, rejoining her party. She was elected a Member of Parliament, where she remained until the Communist coup in February 1948, when she resigned. Even though she was urged by her friends to leave Czechoslovakia, she remained in the country and was still politically active. On 27 September 1949 she was arrested and eventually accused of being the leader of a supposed plot to overthrow the Communist regime. The StB, a Czechoslovak secret police infamous for brutal interrogation methods, tried to break the group of the alleged plotters and forced them to confess to treason and conspiracy using both physical and psychological torture.
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Prague, Czech Republic

When was this monument palced?: 10/10/2010

Who placed this monument?: Not listed

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