PhDr. Prokop Tomek, Ph. D.

PhDr. Prokop Tomek

(born 1965)

Originally studied to be a metal machinist and between 1983 – 1996 he worked in blue-collar jobs, with the exception of the compulsory two-year military service. Between 1993 and 1997 he completed distance studies at a gymnasium. Later he graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague (2006) and is currently an external doctoral student at the Institute of Czech History, Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague. Since August 1989 he has been a signatory of the Charter 77 and since 1991 he has been a member of Amnesty International. In years 1996-2007 he worked at the Office for Documentation and Investigation of Communism Crimes. Currently he is a historian at the Military History Institute in Prague. He is an active participant of scientific conferences aimed at the post-war era. He is an author and co-author of exhibitions, independent publications and articles in proceedings and scientific journals dealing with various topics from the era of communist totality, e.g. communist prisons in the Czech Republic, Radio Free Europe and the State Security Service. Recently he has focused on the issue of the second and third resistance. In the years 2006-2009 he led a course “Coming to Terms with the Past” and a series of lectures on the third resistance at the Pardubice University.

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