Tag Archives: Czech Republic

Engineering series 7: former NATO towers on the Hoher Bogen

Introduction

As a person born in the late 1970s I am old enough to remember the existence of two German states and the Iron Curtain that ran between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic until 1989, as peaceful revolutions overthrew the economically and morally bankrupt communist systems throughout Eastern Europe.

My grandparents and many of my relatives lived (and still live) in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), a north-eastern part of Bavaria that bordered Czechoslovakia and hence a Warsaw Pact country during the Cold War.…

Inspiring figures of history: Jozef Gabčík

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Slovakia during the 2nd World War
  3. Operation Anthropoid
    1. Exiles
    2. Prelude
    3. Preparations
    4. Assassination
  4. Facing the death
  5. Epilogue
  6. References

1. Introduction

During the peak of the global pandemic a few months ago, a remote family member passed away quietly in a nursing home where she had been living in her last years. She was well over ninety, and due to the circumstances at that time only a very small group of people were allowed to attend the funeral.

As our family suffered a great deal during the major …