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Osobný príbeh „agenta-chodca“ Živodara Tvarožka
Personal story of Živodar Tvarožek, an agent-walker

Author(s): Slavomír Michálek
Subject(s): Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Security and defense, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism, Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Živodar Tvarožek; security; intelligence; 20th century; Czechoslovakia; CIC; fascism; communism; resistance;
Summary/Abstract: The presented study looks into the personal story of Živodar Tvarožek, a son of Minister of Finance of the Slovak National Committee, Tomáš Tvarožek. Živodar Tvarožek was among the passengers on the Dakota aircraft, whose escape was prepared by former RAF members. After a short stay in Munich and Frankfurt, he returned to Slovakia as an “agent-walker” upon the suggestion of Michal Zibrín and was tasked to revive the old and open new intelligence contacts and to inform the western Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) about the development in Czechoslovakia. After a short time, he was arrested and charged with anti-Czechoslovak espionage in a political trial. The original death sentence was changed to a life sentence and later to 20 years of imprisonment. He worked in uranium mines until the amnesty. After his return to civilian life, he worked as a workman. He lives in Bratislava.

  • Page Range: 184-204
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Czech