Memory of Nation


Oldřich Kafuněk (1928)

  Oldřich  Kafuněk (1928)
Be prepared!

Searching for the assailants of Reinhard Heydrich

“We lived in Libeň three houses from the curve. When they killed Heydrich, the Germans were here all the time. Each night a motorcycle with a sidecar went past, they wore green gum uniforms, military gendarmerie, punching in the door with gun-stocks. They searched every single apartment. They had their bayonets installed; they were banging in the yard and you had to open fast. The used their bayonets to throw books out of libraries; as if there was a tramp hidden in behind."

  • born in 1928 in a family of the Czechoslovak railways´ officer
  • since 1938 a member of the scouting unit in Prague-Kobylisy
  • at the end of war was forced to work in civilian defence, so called Luftschutz
  • helped the injured following the air raid in Prague-Emauzy and Mělník
  • at the end of war as a member of the guarding unit of the Revolutionary Guard supervised security in the streets of Prague; later insured order during the execution of Karel Hermann Frank
  • a participant of the world scouting jamboree in France in 1947
  • studied biology at the Charles University's Faculty of Science, expelled due to political reasons
  • in 1950s and 1960s an employee of the Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry
  • since 1973 an administrator of the gymnastic Sokolovna in Prague-Michle
  • married, a father of two children, a grandfather of four
  • died on 17 June, 2017
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