Vojta Beneš

Vojta Beneš (May 11, 1878 – November 20, 1951) was a Czech educator, political leader in Czechoslovakia and brother of Edvard Beneš.wikipedia
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Vojta Beneš (May 11, 1878 – November 20, 1951) was a Czech educator, political leader in Czechoslovakia and brother of Edvard Beneš.
One of his siblings was the future Czechoslovak politician Vojta Beneš.

Czechoslovakia

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Vojta Beneš (May 11, 1878 – November 20, 1951) was a Czech educator, political leader in Czechoslovakia and brother of Edvard Beneš.

Kožlany

Vojta Beneš was born in Kožlany, Bohemia, then a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Bohemia

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Vojta Beneš was born in Kožlany, Bohemia, then a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Vojta Beneš was born in Kožlany, Bohemia, then a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

World War II

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For this and similar activities in the US during World War II, he became known as "Czechoslovakia's Paul Revere."

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For this and similar activities in the US during World War II, he became known as "Czechoslovakia's Paul Revere."

First Czechoslovak Republic

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After the end of Austrian rule and the establishment of the Czechoslovak republic in 1918, Vojta Beneš was active as both an educator and public servant.

Czech Social Democratic Party

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A member of the Czech Social Democratic Party, he served as a deputy in the Czechoslovak parliament from 1925 to 1935, and as senator in 1935, resigning the latter post upon his brother's election to the presidency the following year.

Czechoslovak Legion

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Beneš was also an official of the Czechoslovak legionary community and of the union of Czechoslovak teachers.

Munich Agreement

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With the conclusion of the Munich Agreement in 1938 and the subsequent Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Beneš escaped to the U.S., where he began campaigning again for Czechoslovak freedom after nearly twenty-five years.

German occupation of Czechoslovakia

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With the conclusion of the Munich Agreement in 1938 and the subsequent Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Beneš escaped to the U.S., where he began campaigning again for Czechoslovak freedom after nearly twenty-five years.

Allies of World War II

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After the liberation of Czechoslovakia by Allied forces in 1945, Vojta Beneš returned to public life in his country, serving from 1946 to 1948 in the Constituent National Assembly.

1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

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Following the Communist Party coup in 1948, Beneš, with the support of his daughter in Illinois, returned for the third and final time to North America with the help of the U.S. State Department.

Illinois

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Following the Communist Party coup in 1948, Beneš, with the support of his daughter in Illinois, returned for the third and final time to North America with the help of the U.S. State Department.

United States Department of State

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Following the Communist Party coup in 1948, Beneš, with the support of his daughter in Illinois, returned for the third and final time to North America with the help of the U.S. State Department.

South Bend, Indiana

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He died in South Bend, Indiana, in 1951.

Indiana

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He died in South Bend, Indiana, in 1951.

Indiana University

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His son Václav was professor of political science at Indiana University and father of Eva Beneš Hanhardt, a city planner in New York City, and Nina Hajda, an author based in Manhattan, Kansas.

Manhattan, Kansas

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His son Václav was professor of political science at Indiana University and father of Eva Beneš Hanhardt, a city planner in New York City, and Nina Hajda, an author based in Manhattan, Kansas.

Emilie Benes Brzezinski

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Emilie Benes Brzezinski, a sculptor and wife of Zbigniew Brzezinski, is his grandniece; her father, Bohuš, a Czechoslovak diplomat, was the nephew of Vojta and Edvard.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

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Emilie Benes Brzezinski, a sculptor and wife of Zbigniew Brzezinski, is his grandniece; her father, Bohuš, a Czechoslovak diplomat, was the nephew of Vojta and Edvard.

Vojtech

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Vojta Beneš (1878–1951), Czechoslovak educator, political leader and brother of Edvard Beneš

Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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Vojta Beneš, in memoriam, class II