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Residency of SoPaDe in Prague

V květnu 1933 uprchli přední sociální demokraté přes Saarbrücken do Československa a unikli tak nacistickému pronásledování. V Praze založili exilovou organizaci SPD s názvem SoPaDe.

Location: Křižíkova 179/26, Karlín, Česko

The headquarters of the Social Democrat Refugee Aid

The German Social Democrat refugees needed help when they first arrived in Czechoslovakia. Someone had to take care of them, and above all to find them accommodation in the city. Later they also needed to find work.

Location: Bartolomějská 347/14, Staré Město, Česko

Accommodation centre for refugees in the Hotel Ritz, Zbraslav

The hotel, built in 1923-1924, served later as a rest home for Czechoslovak veterans from the First World War. After 1933 refugees from Nazi Germany were accommodated here.

Location: Žitavského 499, Zbraslav, Česko

Erich Ollemhauer

Erich Ollenhauer, a member of the exile leadership of the German Social Democrats, lived in exile in the Prague suburb of Dejvice from 1933 to 1938.

Location: Na Pískách 1835/32, Dejvice, Praha 6, Česko

Otto Wels

After the Nazis seized power in Germany, thousands of people were forced to leave their country. They included leading politicians, such as the chairman of the Social Democratic Party Otto Wels.

Location: Na Viničních horách 773/44, Dejvice, Praha 6, Česko

Edgar Hahnewald

After the Nazis seized power at the start of 1933 the pressure grew on the political opponents of the Nazi regime in Germany.

Location: Soběslavská 2257/35, Vinohrady, Česko

Robert Grötzsch

Grötzsch, who came from a modest background, started to write for the newspaper Sächsische Arbeiterzeitung before the First World War.

Location: Na Pískách 1835/32, Praha 6-Dejvice, Česko

Friedrich Stampfer

The German Social Democrat and journalist Friedrich Stampfer lived from 1933 in what is now Prague 2, in Albertov.

Location: Na Slupi 434/8, Praha 2, Česko
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