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Josef Valčík
Czechoslovak soldier and resistance fighter

Josef Valčík

Josef Valčík
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Intro Czechoslovak soldier and resistance fighter
Was Military personnel
From Czech Republic
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 2 November 1914, Valašské Klobouky, Czech Republic
Death 18 June 1942, Prague, Czech Republic (aged 27 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Awards
Czechoslovak War Cross 1939–1945  
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Biography

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Josef Valčík ([ˈjozɛv ˈval̩tʃiːk]; 2 November 1914 – 18 June 1942) was a Czechoslovak British-trained soldier and member of the Resistance in German-occupied Czechoslovakia who took part in the firefight during the aftermath of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, code named Operation Anthropoid.

Operation Anthropoid

SS-Obergruppenführer Heydrich, a high-ranking German Nazi official, was chief of the Reich Main Security Office and one of the main architects of the Holocaust. He was also Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia in 1942.

The Germans were unable to locate the attackers until Karel Čurda of the "Out Distance" sabotage group turned himself in to the Gestapo and gave them the names of the team's local contacts for the reward of one million Reichsmarks. Valčík and the others died after a six-hour firefight with Waffen-SS troops and German police in the Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral.

Family

14 members of Valčík's family were arrested, brought to Mauthausen concentration camp and executed.

  • Parents Jan Valčík (1880-1942) and Veronika Valčík (1888-1942)
  • Brother Antonín Valčík (1919-1942) and sister Ludmila Valčíková (1923-1942)
  • Sister Terezia Beňová (1912-1942) with husband Jan Beňa (1908-1942)
  • Sister Marii Kolaříková (1917-1942) with husband Josef Kolařík (1914-1942)
  • Sister Františku Sívková (1911-1942) with husband František Sívek (1910-1942)
  • Brother Aloise Valčík (1908-1942) with wife Anna Valčíková (1907-1942)
  • Brother Emil Valčík (1909-1942) with wife Anna Valčíková (1911-1942)

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