Full name: Oskar Hekš
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Born: April 10, 1908 in Rožďalovice, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: March 8, 1944 in Oświęcim, Małopolskie, Poland
Affiliations: ŽSK Hagibor, Praha (CZE)
Hekš denied the participation in the Olympic Games 1936 as he was a Jew and did not want to be a part of the "Nazi-Games". Therefore he was one of the organisers of the "Popular Games" in Barcelona (19 - 26 July 1936) as an alternative. Directly after the occupation of Czechoslavakia by the Germans he was deported to the concentration camp Terezín with one of the first transports. In 1942 he was deported further to the death camp of Oświęcim, where he was turned into the gas in 1944.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-41:35 (1932).
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