Antonín Hájek is a retired ski jumper from the Czech Republic. His specialties include both individual ski ski flying. Hájek's best result in the World Cup is a 4th place in Tauplitz and Sapporo in 2010, he had an accident in Oberstdorf in 2005. Hájek was involved in a car accident during the spring of 2008, survived. Four months after the accident he could not walk, but he began to train again in February 2009, made great progress during the summer of 2009. He staged his comeback in Continental Cup in Rovaniemi in December 2009, his first World Cup competition after his comeback was in Tauplitz on 9 January 2010, his fourth place score on that day was his best World Cup result to date. Hájek jumped 236 m at Planica on 20 March 2010 at the ski flying World Championships. Hájek's results from the 2010 Winter Olympics were seventh in both the individual and team large hill events, 21st in the individual normal hill event, his best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was ninth in the team large hill event at Sapporo in 2007.
He retired in September 2015 because of unsatisfying results and health problems. Antonin Hajek at the International Ski Federation Photo of Hajek's crash
Kamila Hájková is a Czech former competitive ice dancer. She began skating at age six, as a singles skater until 15, switched to ice dance, she competed with David Vincour. The two are the 2006-2010 Czech national champions and the 2005 Ondrej Nepela Memorial bronze medalists. During the 2006–07 season, Vincour was hospitalized and underwent surgery and, as a result, they missed the World Championships. Hájková began coaching, she was an ambassador for the Czech team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics. GP: Grand Prix.
Karel Hájek was a Czech photographer, represented by Schostal Photo Agency. Among his best known photographs is the one of Klement Gottwald and Vladimir Clementis on a balcony in 1948 from which Clementis was erased
Jiří Hájek was a Czech politician and diplomat. Together with Václav Havel, Zdeněk Mlynář, Pavel Kohout, Hájek was one of the founding members and architects of Charter 77. Hájek worked as a lawyer. From a young age he was a member of the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party. During World War II Hájek was imprisoned. After the war he became a member of parliament for the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party and also a secret member of the Communist Party. During 1948 – 1969 he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, during 1950 – 1953 he was the rector of the University of Economics. From 1955 Hájek worked in diplomacy: in 1955–1958 as an ambassador in Britain, in 1958–1962 as a deputy of the minister of foreign affairs, in 1962–1965 he represented Czechoslovakia in United Nations. Between 1965 and 1968 he was the minister of education. From April to September 1968, he served as the minister of foreign affairs in Dubček's government. After the Soviet Union army took control over Czechoslovakia he protested against this in a speech at the United Nations – this caused his dismissal from high offices and from the communist party.
Until 1973 Hájek worked in the Historical Institute of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Together with Václav Havel, Zdeněk Mlynář, Pavel Kohout, Hájek was one of the founding members and architects of Charter 77. Jiří Hájek emerged as one of three leading spokesmen of Charter 77, thus becoming the target of police interrogations and threats, he was a strong defender of this uncompromising document, which voiced the principles of universal human rights. In 1987, Hájek was awarded the first Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize. After the fall of socialism in Czechoslovakia Hájek served as an advisor of Alexander Dubček but was unable to obtain significant political influence, he died of an unspecified cancer on 22 October 1993. Biography at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Biography
Jan Hájek (tennis)
Jan Hájek is a retired male professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He reached the third round of the 2007 French Open and attained a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 71 in November 2006. Hájek turned professional in 2000 and won his first Futures event in Negril of the same year defeating Johan Ortegren in the final. Between 2000 and 2003 Hájek played on the Futures circuit after that he played some Challenger events as well as the Futures tournaments. At the end of 2005 he had won 8 Futures titles all on clay, his best surface. 2006 was the breakthrough season for Hájek, as he started the year ranked at 352 and finished the season ranked at 76th in the world. Hájek won his first challenger in Barletta as a qualifier defeating Stefano Galvani 6–2 6–1 in the final. In May Hájek qualified for the challenger in Prague before losing to compatriot Robin Vik in the final. Hájek won three more Challengers during the year including two major ones in Prostějov where he got a retirement victory over Tomáš Berdych and Braunschweig defeated Fernando Vicente in straight sets.
He won the Poznań Challenger without losing a set. In addition to the three Challenger titles, Hájek made his debut at Grand Slam level where he defeated Lukáš Dlouhý in straight sets before losing to Fernando González. Hájek was unable to follow up the successful year in 2007, but he achieved his best result at Grand Slam level, where he made the third round at Roland Garros where he defeated Thomas Johansson and Bohdan Ulihrach before retiring against Marcos Baghdatis with a shoulder injury. Since Hájek has had injury problems with the shoulder and problems with his heart. At the beginning of 2009 Hájek started the year ranked at 474 and has been playing on the Challenger circuit and he has been playing qualifications and after qualifying for the main draw in Athens he lost in the semi finals to Rui Machado. Hájek won the Ostrava Challenger after qualifying defeating Ivan Dodig 7–5 6–1, he repeated his 2006 victory in Prostějov this time as a qualifier defeating Belgian Steve Darcis in the final and former top 10 player Ivan Ljubičić in the quarter finals.
Hájek won his third challenger of the year in Freudenstadt defeating Laurent Recouderc in the final. He made his debut in the Czech Davis Cup team in the semi final tie against Croatia where he defeated Roko Karanušić and played in the final losing to Rafael Nadal. Hájek has a 1–2 record in Davis Cup singles with none of these matches being a live rubber. After ending the 2009 season ranked No. 103Hájek made a return to the Grand Slam arena at the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Robby Ginepri before losing to Mikhail Youzhny. He reached his first quarter-final on the ATP tour at Munich losing to Youzhny again. Hájek became the first man to win the Prostějov Challenger three times after Radek Štěpánek had to retire from the final due to illness Jan Hájek at the Association of Tennis Professionals Jan Hájek at the International Tennis Federation Jan Hájek at the Davis Cup Hajek World ranking history
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Alena Hájková was a Czech Communist resistance fighter and historian. Alena née Divišová was born in 1924 to a working class Prague family in Vršovice. At 14, she went to train as a seamstress, it was in her job that she met a Jewish friend, through who she was introduced to a Jewish circle of leftist Hashomer Hatzair. This group of Jewish and non-Jewish Communist friends formed in 1943 the resistance group Přehledy. Among them, Hájková met Jany Lebovič from eastern part of Czechoslovakia, with whom she fell in love; when the transports to Theresienstadt started in fall 1941, Hájková and her family helped the deportees with food and preparation for transports. The gentiles in the group supported the Jewish members avoid transports under a false, non-Jewish identity. Among those who had gone to hiding was Lebovič. Hájková participated in help for Jewish friends and other resistance: in the first months of Terezín ghetto, she visited a few times and smuggled food to her friends, she organized papers for those who went into illegality.
In March 1944, she was arrested and deported to Small Fortress Theresienstadt and in July 1944 to Ravensbrück concentration camp. Before her liberation in April 1945, she was forced to do forced labor for the German armament industry, firm Hasag in the Schlieben and Altenburg satellite camps of Buchenwald. Hájková escaped in April 1945 from a death march during a bomb raid in Zwickau. Upon her return to Prague, Hájková learned that her fiancé had been arrested together with most of the Přehledy in August 1944, murdered in Auschwitz, she and a friend from Přehledy, Miloš Hájek and had two sons. Her granddaughter Anna is a historian at the University of Warwick, their marriage ended in divorce in 1971. She started studying in 1945 at the University of Political and Social Affairs, but her studies were interrupted when her children were born. Via long distance, Hájková studied history at the Philosophical Faculty of the Charles University and, in 1960, received her PhD. All the while, she was supporting her husband, doing academic career.
In 1952, at the height of Slánský trials, she was one of the few who supported her friends when they were arrested. In 1960, she started working full time as historian: until 1965, she worked as lecturer of humanities at ČVUT, next five years at the Czechoslovak committee for history of antifascists resistance. During normalization, she spent her last working years as specialist in the defense ministry, where it was her job to write confirmations about participation in resistance according to the law 255/1946; this law enabled many former resistance fighters, who were now dissidents, to live on an early pension. Hájková's expertise was Communist resistance in Second World War, her books and articles are still unlike most of contemporary Czech scholarship. In 1989, Hájková was reunited with her old Jewish friends from resistance who had emigrated to Israel and US. In 1991, she was awarded the title Righteous among the nations." In 1995, she coedited a critical edition of Julius Fučík's Notes from the Gallows.
She cooperated with Miroslav Kárný on researching the Holocaust and resistance in the Protectorate, contributed to the research of the Terezín Memorial, including their prisoner database. Hájková continued researching until her 80s, her papers are at the Czech National Archive. Hájková, Alena. Strana v odboji. Prague: Svoboda. Hájková, Alena. Prague: Svoboda. Hájková, Alena. Praha v komunistickém odboji. Prague: Svoboda. Hájková, Alena. XYZ: Poslední popravy v Terezíně. Prague: Svoboda. Hájková, Alena. Kárný, Miroslav. "Die sieben Tapferen," Theresienstadt in der "Endlösung der Judenfrage". Prague: Logos. Pp. 202–212. Fučík, Julius. Janáček, František, ed. Reportáž, psaná na oprátce. První úplné, kritické a komentované vydání. Prague: Torst. Hájková, Alena. Erfassung der jüdischen Bevölkerung des Protektorates", Theresienstädter Studien und Dokumente. Pp. 50–62. Hájková, Alena. "Říkali mu Jany," Terezínské Listy. Pp. 109–116. Dalibor Státník, "Spravedlivá mezi národy: Alena Hájková," Dějiny a současnost 34,9, p. 6 Hájková FAMILY - at Yad Vashem website