Dead Socialist Watch, #183

Everyone’s favourite Czech writer Jaroslav Hašek. Best known for his immortal literary creation The Good Soldier Švejk, Hašek earned his revolutionary credentials as a Bolshevik commissar in the Red Army, a period of his life fictionalised in the stories collected in The Red Commissar and other stories. Born in Prague, 30 April, 1883, died in Lipnice, 3 January, 1923. There’s an image of his grave here.

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