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Unnamed Road, 976 02 Staré Hory, Slovakia


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Námestie baníkov 16, 972 51 Handlová, Slovakia


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2372, 976 75 Jasenie, Slovakia


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2523, 966 77 Ostrý Grúň, Slovakia


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2530, 966 63 Hodruša - Hámre-Dolné Hámre, Slovakia


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Donovaly Donovaly, Slovakia
Martin Udržálek´s eyes
Martin Udržálek´s eyes

At the end of September 1944, an officer Tomáš Sedláček was together with other members of the second paratroop brigade seconded to help in the Slovak National Uprising. After its bloody suppression the insurgents set out to cross Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry) to the east in the direction of the east…


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Německá, Memorial to the SNP Sama Chalupku, 976 97 Nemecká, Slovakia
Terminal station – lime works
Terminal station – lime worksHelena Karafová

During World War II, the lime works near the village of Německá served as an incinerator for burning the bodies of Jews and political prisoners. They were herded here by train from Slovakia and eastern Bohemia. Helena Karafová was a girl at the time and together with her father, she was a member …


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Priechod Low Tatras National Park, Priechod 109, 976 11 Priechod, Slovakia
We escaped a massacre
We escaped a massacreAlexander Gajdoš

Alexander Gajdoš fought in the Slovak National Uprising. After the suppression of the uprising, he went into hiding in the mountains. He was repeatedly arrested by the Germans, but was always eventually released. Once after being released, he and a friend arrived at a guerilla camp in the …


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Staré Hory (Old Mountains) 976 02 Staré Hory, Slovakia
Insurgents' retreat
Insurgents' retreat

Jaroslav Flajšingr came from Southern Moravia. In 1943 he was forcedly sent to the Slovak engineering plant Piesok. His superior was a Czech radio amateur operator Miroslav Švejna, who along with other colleagues took part in preparations of the Uprising. Also Jaroslav Flajšingr joined it when th…


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Three Oaks Airport, Slovakia 69, 962 31 Sielnica, Slovakia
During the landing, the pilot was in a sweat
During the landing, the pilot was in a sweatTomáš Sedláček

In 1944, the 26-year-old lieutenant Tomáš Sedláček volunteered to fight on the Eastern Front. He served at the 2nd Parachute Brigade, which was first deployed as an infantry brigade. Its members were later landed to provide support to the Slovak National Uprising. He recalled: “When we flew for t…


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I was holding the flash light and they were dropped
I was holding the flash light and they were droppedJán Bugel

After the outbreak of the Slovak National Uprising, Ján Bugel was assigned to service at the military airport Tri Duby in Zvolen. He could only sleep for a few hours during the day and at night, he stood at the runway with a flashlight and light-signaled for the aircraft. Dozens of paratroopers …


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The pilot mistook the airport
The pilot mistook the airportLudvík Rapan

Ludvík Rapan served in the 2nd Czechoslovak Parachute Brigade, which was formed in the Soviet Union and was planned to be deployed in support of the Slovak National Uprising. The paratroopers were transported to Slovakia from the Polish airport of Rzeszow. However, Ludvík Rapan did not manage to …


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