Death of Josefina Napravilova

February 20, 2014

Czech who helped children get home after WWII dies
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The Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) — Josefina Napravilova, a Czech woman who worked tirelessly as a volunteer to locate dozens of children taken by the Nazis from their families during WWII has died.

A museum in Lidice, where Napravilova was an honorary citizen, says she died Thursday at age 100 at a nursing home in the southern town of Tabor.

In the post-war chaos, Napravilova traveled to Germany, Austria, Poland and Sweden to find 40 children and help them return home.

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