Jan Drda

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Jan Drda (April 4, 1915, Příbram – November 28, 1970, Dobříš) was a Czech prose writer and playwright.

He was a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia since 1945. Since 1949 until 1956, he was Chairman of the communist-controlled Union of Czechoslovak Writers.

He is best known for his book Němá barikáda (Silent Barricade, 1946), which presents the Prague Uprising against the Nazis in May 1945.

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