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 #Real Svejk - Cool under fire     

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The street entrance of the tenement in Skolská Street #16 in Prague, Municipal District 1, in which Jaroslav Hasek was born and grew up. The owner's request for a permit  to demolish the building due to its advanced state of deterioriation was apparently rejected for the time being. (More photographs and Czech text.)

In 1921 Jaroslav Hasek moved to Lipnice nad Sázavou.

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There, at The Czech Crown Inn, he wrote a substantial part (books Two, Three, and Four) of Svejk.


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The place was run-down after forty years of socialist economy under the Communist government. Luckily, Jaroslav Hasek's grandson Richard and his wife Zdena bought the place after the metamorphosis of the system in 1989, renovated it and run it as private enterprise. Thanks!

Click on the thumbnail to see the full size photograph in a new window - Jaroslav Hasek, author of The Good Soldier Svejk

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Jaroslav Hasek with his son Richard

 

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In 1922 Jaroslav Hasek bought this
cottage where on January 3, 1923 he died

He is buried at the Lipnice Old Cemetery:
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