Communists killed by communists in pre-trial detention. He will have a commemorative plaque in Prostějov News Company Olomoucká Drbna

Entrepreneur Alois Kalábek from Prostějov, who was arrested in 1949 while trying to cross the state border and later killed in pre-trial detention, will have a commemorative plaque in the Last Address project on his last residence on Svatoplukova Street in Prostějov. This project commemorates the victims of communism.

“The last speech reminded the victims of the Czechoslovak or Soviet communist regime by placing an 11 by 19 inch table with basic information such as name, occupation, date of birth, arrest and death in the house where the person lived.” arrested and never returned home.” explained Edita Jirakováproject manager Final Speech at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.

The inconspicuous table recalls the often-forgotten fate of victims of the communist regime, who were executed after made-up trials or died in custody or prison. His motto is: One name, one life, one table. The Last Address project was inspired by the German Holocaust Memorial and the Stones of the Disappeared, which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.

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The story of an entrepreneur Alois Kalabka he started during the First Republic, when he was one of the sellers of the famous hardware store in Zahradníky on Pernštýn Square in Prostějov. Kalábek was useful, he became independent and in time he even bought a used truck and then a car. “He succeeded until February 1948, when the Communists waved vigorously not only to all the merchants. Kalábek nationalized his business in January 1949. He himself got a place in the nationalized and lightened company Kovomat.
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Kalábek has a wife, a son and a daughter. His son Jiří graduated with honors from the Prostějov Academy of Business, but did not receive a recommendation for the university then called Czechoslovakia, so he disappeared abroad, possibly to Austria and then to the United States. It destroys the family. In November 1949, his depressed father began contemplating a similar move. Unfortunately, he failed and was arrested.

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Kalábek was imprisoned in the custody of the Prostjov court. The prisoner was severely punished for trying to escape in February 1950, most probably being the leader of the Kalábek uprising. “One of Prostějov’s guards beat him until he was unconscious so that the presiding judge, who was also taller than the prison commander, became frightened and transferred him to the prison in Olomouc, where Alois Kalábek was found dead on the morning of February 24, 1950. The funeral was held in secret and without sorrow, describes the tragic end of the self-employed Czech researcher. Today, Kalábek lies in the family grave in the Prostějov cemetery.

In 1968 and after 1990, the family tried to rehabilitate and enforce the sentence of warden Emil Dobr, who was transferred to northern Bohemia after the murder. However, he continued to make excuses for his poor health until he died unpunished. “However, he returned to his native Prostějov in his old age, and in the city he met his victim’s wife and daughter.” describes the extraordinary circumstances of the entire Ivan ech case.

A commemorative plaque will be placed on June 22 at 1 pm with the participation of relatives of Alois Kalábek and representatives of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes at the house where Kalábek’s last residence was at 43 Svatoplukova Street.

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