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Oskar Pejsa, Czech Heritage Memoir

Title: Oskar Pejsa, Czech Heritage Memoir

Creator: Pejsa, Oskar, 1896-1979

Dates: 1915-1945

Quantity: 2 folders

Collection Number: MS 0273

Language: Czech

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Oskar Pejsa, Czech Heritage Memoir (MS 0273). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Oskar Pejsa was born on May 9, 1896 in Uherske Hradiste (Czech Republic). In 1915 he joined the military service in Vienna, Austria, and between 1926 and 1928 attended the Military University in Prague. From 1946 to 1948 he served in French occupied Germany. In 1948, he emigrated to the U.S. Pejsa died on December 24, 1979.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of memoirs written by Oskar Pejsa.


Oskar Pejsa -- World War I

Military -- World War II

Container List: Folder 1. Memoirs, typescript, "Pameti plukovnika gen. stabu"

Pejsa's memoir, divided into four chapters on service in Austrian-Hungarian military, service in Czechoslovak military until German occupation, activities in home resistance until his emigration in 1948, and comparison of Czech colonels in Austrian-Hungarian army with legionnaires. In Czech.

Folder 2. Memoirs, typescript, "Pameti plukovnika gen. stabu"

Earlier version in Czech.

Related Material and Resources: Please see other Czech Heritage Collections under the Ethnic American Collections List.

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