We are saddened by the sudden death of one of our most productive SVU members- George (Jiří) Kovtun – which took place in Prague on September 8, 2014. He was born in Horincevo, which was then part of the Czechoslovak province of Subcarpathian Ruthenia, on April 23, 1927. He originally studied law at Charles Univ. (1946-48), while also working for Vývoj (Development) magazine. …read more
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One of the earliest SVU members, George (Jiří) Pistorius passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Sweet Brook, Williamstown, MA, following a long illness. He was born in Prague on March 19, 1922, as a son of a notable economist Theodor Pistorius who founded the Institute for Export in Prague. He was the grandson of Josef Jiránek, who was a noted concert pianist and pupil of Smetana. …read more
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