Jiri and Dagmar Fiedler, Z”L, murdered at home in Chechia
March 11, 2014
Czech police have yet to make any headway in the investigation of the murders of Jiří Fiedler, 78, and his 75-year-old wife Dagmar, Czech media reported Friday. The two were found at their home on Brdičkova Street in Prague’s 13th district by their son, but the circumstances of their murders remained unclear.
Fiedler, a former director of research at the Prague Jewish Museum, was instrumental in documenting the history of Czech Jewry after the Second World War, at a time when it was politically inexpedient to do so under the Communist regime. Though not Jewish himself, he was passionate about chronicling the history of Czechoslovakia’s lost Jews.
After the fall of Communism, Fiedler authored “Jewish Sites of Bohemia and Moravia,” first published in English in 1996.
On 15th . 3. 1939 has gone 75 years from the time Hitler created his protectorate of Böhmen (Bohemia) and Mähren (Moravia) and destroyed the Jewish population.