Full name: Oskar HekÅ¡
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Born: April 10, 1908 in RoÅ¾Äalovice, StÅedoÄeskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Died: March 8, 1944 in OÅwiÄcim, MaÅopolskie, Poland
Affiliations: Å½SK Hagibor, Praha (CZE)
HekÅ¡ 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 TerezÃn with one of the first transports. In 1942 he was deported further to the death camp of OÅwiÄcim, where he was gassed in 1944.
Personal Best\: Mar â 2-41:35 (1932).
|1932 Summer||24||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's Marathon||Czechoslovakia||TCH||8|
|1932 Summer||24||Los Angeles||Athletics||Czechoslovakia||Final Standings||8||2-41:35|