• Jesenská, Milena

    Biographical details: 10 August 1896 in Prague, Austria-Hungary (today: Czech Republic) – 17 May 1944 in Ravensbrück concentration camp
    Occupation: Journalist, writer
    Milena Jesenská wrote for several Czech newspapers, e.g. about the situation of refugees in the country. After the country was occupied by Germany, she was actively involved in the resistance and also helped those at risk to flee. She herself, however, did not want to leave her home country. In November 1939 she was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp where she died as a result of the prison conditions.