In memoriam: Gen. Milan Píka, son of war hero and first victim of judicial murder in Communist Czechoslovakia

General Milan Píka, whose father also held that rank and was executed
following a Communist Party-orchestrated show trial, has died at the age of
96. Himself punished on false charges, the World War II veteran nonetheless
managed to rise to the top of the Czechoslovak military – and eventually
clear his father’s good name.

Published: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019