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Oskar Hekš

Full name: Oskar Hekš
Gender: Male
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)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Athletics


Hekš declined participation in the Olympic Games 1936 as he was Jewish and did not want to be a part of the "Nazi Games". Therefore he was one of the organizers of the "People's Olympiad" in Barcelona (19 - 26 July 1936) as an alternative. Directly after the occupation of Czechoslovakia 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 gassed in 1944.

Personal Best\: Mar – 2-41:35 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon Czechoslovakia TCH 8

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Standings 8 2-41:35
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