Peroutka, Ferdinand, 1895-1978

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  • 6 February 1895: Born, Prague, Austro-Hungary
  • 1919 - 1923 : Editor, the daily Tribuna
  • 1924 - 1939 : Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, the weekly Přítomnost (founded with support from President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and with Karel Čapek and other prominent writers as regular contributors) Editor, the daily Lidové noviny
  • 1925: Author, Boje o dnešek
  • 1933 - 1938 : Author, Budování státu, a multiple-volume monograph
  • 1939 - 1945 : Imprisoned, Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps
  • 1945 - 1946 : Member, Czechoslovak National Assembly
  • 1945 - 1948 : Editor, the daily Svobodné noviny
  • 1946 - 1948 : Editor-in-Chief, the weekly Dnešek
  • 1947: Author, Tak nebo tak
  • 1948: Author, Oblak a valčík: kolektivní drama o dvanácti obrazech Emigrated to London, Great Britain; published in émigré periodicals throughout his career (Hlas domova, Americké listy, České slovo, and others)
  • 1949: Author, Byl Edvard Beneš vinen?
  • 1950: Moved to New York, USA
  • Circa 1950 - 1957 : Member, Rada svobodného Československa (The Council of Free Czechoslovakia)
  • 1950 - 1964 : Editor-in-Chief, Radio Free Europe Czechoslovak Desk
  • 1951 - 1977 : Author, weekly broadcast addresses in Radio Free Europe (published as a three-volume monograph Mluví k vám Ferdinand Peroutka: rozhlasové komentáře rádia Svobodná Evropa, 2003-2006)
  • 1955: Married Slávka Fenclová
  • 1959: Author, Democratic Manifesto
  • 1976: Author, Oblak a valčík: román
  • 20 April 1978: Died, New York

From the guide to the Ferdinand Peroutka papers, 1935-1978, 1935-1978, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Němeček, Zdeněk, 1894-1957. Zdeněk Němeček papers, 1925-1984. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Zdeněk Němeček papers, 1925-1984 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ferdinand Peroutka papers, 1935-1978, 1935-1978 Hoover Institution Archives
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associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Němeček, Anna. person
associatedWith Němeček, Zdeněk, 1894-1957. person
associatedWith Radio Free Europe. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Czechoslovakia
Subject
Radio broadcasting Europe, Eastern
Occupation
Journalists
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Birth 1895-02-06

Death 1978-04-20

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Czech

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