Postbellum

Memory of Nation

 

František Cvingráf (1923)

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  František Cvingráf (1923)
Nobody can imagine what one experienced

Arrest and transport to the Small Fortress in Terezín

“We walked all the way to Terezín. They caught us at the border, and we were thus locked up in Lovosice for about five days and from there were walked over that meadow to Terezín. Into the camp. And from Terezín we were going to work.”

  • born November 28, 1923 in the village Rudlice near Znojmo in the then Czechoslovakia
  • forced labour near Dresden from 1942
  • illegal attempt to cross the border back to the Protectorate
  • arrested and interned in Lovosice and then in the Small Fortress in Terezín
  • transported to the concentration camp Gross-Rosen
  • transported to the camp in Hersbruck near Nuremberg, which was an auxiliary camp of the concentration camp Flossenbürg
  • death march from Hersbruck to the concentration camp Dachau
  • April 1945 – interned in the concentration camp Dachau
  • April 29, 1945 – liberated by the American army
  • worked as a tailor and a switchman for the railways after the war
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