Milada Horáková (née Králová, 25 December 1901 – 27 June 1950) was a Czech politician. She was a victim of judicial murder committed by the communist party on fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason. The verdict of her trial was annulled in 1968, and she was fully rehabilitated in the 1990s and posthumously received the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1st Class) and Order of the White Double Cross (1st Class).
The actress who played Milada Horáková in the movie Milada (2017), a Czech-American coproduction, was the Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer. Zurers mother was born in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Israel at 16 years old. Her mother was saved during World War II by hiding in a convent in Slovakia. So there is the historical and personal connection for the actress. The movie interested me, because I like Prague and Southern Bohemia, and I am interested in Czech history, because it is Central European history and there are links between Polish and Czech history, like both suffered from Sovjet occupations, Nazi occupation, being treated like Western Slavic people by the Germanic Austrian and German nazi’s that occupied them. And both suffered from vicious Stalinism after the war (1945-1954) and communist oppression until 1989. Charta 77, KOR (Komitet Obrony Robotników) and Solidarność were similar dissident movements of Czech and Polish intellectuals and workers who resisted against the Czech and Polish communist rulers and the Sovjets behind them. Poland and Czechoslovakia were different, because since 1968 Czechoslovakia was occupied and dominated directly by the Sovjet red army, state apparatchiks, nomenklatura and KGB officers. The Czech borders were controlled until the late eighties by Sovjet forces.
In this topic I posted a lot about the Stalinist era in Poland between 1945 and 1954, and about the injust arrests, interrogations (Gestapo style), torture and killing of Polish Armia Krajowa officers, commanders and soldiers. Often after years or months of heavy torture.
I posted about the role of the Urząd Bezpieczeństwa (UB) (1944-1954), and the people behind that organisation and the terror of that organisation in coordination with the Sovjet NKVD.