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Escape by tunnel from the Nikolaj camp
Escape by tunnel from the Nikolaj camp

Author(s): Jan Horník
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Studies in violence and power, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism, Penal Policy
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Czechoslovakia; Communist regime; Krušne mountains; Nikolaj camp; tunnel; escape; uranium ore; USSR;
Summary/Abstract: It is Sunday afternoon, 6 November 1955. A raw autumn day. Anton Tomík’s hand has just touched the back of a wooden fence separating the guards’ barracks and the prisoners’ camp. The boarded fence runs roughly in the middle of the Nikolaj camp. Nikolaj lies one kilometre north of the town of Jáchymov in the Krušné Mountains, in the area of which prisoners extract uranium ore to be exported to the USSR.

  • Page Range: 214-227
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English