Czech Jew who fought with UK during WWII dies

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November 26, 2010 22:18

 
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PRAGUE — Jan Wiener, a Czech Jew who fought in the British air force during World War II after fleeing Nazis in Germany and Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 90 years old.

Jiri Pehe, director at Prague's branch of New York University, said Wiener died Wednesday at Prague's military hospital. The cause of death was not given.

Born May 26, 1920 in Hamburg, Germany, to a Czech-German Jewish family, Wiener and his life reflected the turbulence of the 20th century.

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