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High Tatras, part 5 (Sedlo sedielko, Sedlo prielom)

Introduction

This blog-post is a continuation of a past article about hiking tours in the High Tatras mountain range1.

Like in summer 2020, the plan was to cross some of the elongated valleys in the High Tatras and to negotiate two particular mountain saddles.

This year the two saddles of my choice were Sedlo prielom and Sedlo sedielko very close to the Polish border (colored brown on the … read more

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 apex of the 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 … read more