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Stories with place: Czechoslovakia
  • Winton's rescue of Jewish children revealed after 50 years story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:15 am

    LONDON - "Is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?" asked the presenter of the popular BBC magazine program "That's Life".

  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:47 pm

    LONDON - He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.

  • Czech football great Josef Masopust dies at 84 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 9:20 am

    PRAGUE - Czech football great Josef Masopust, who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup, has died aged 84.

  • Czech writer, anti-communist dissident Ludvik Vaculik dies story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 4:10 pm

    PRAGUE - Ludvik Vaculik, an author, journalist and anti-communist dissident whose "Two Thousand Words" manifesto became a key document of the 1968 Prague Spring reform movement that contributed to the Kremlin's decision to invade Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 88.