Oldest Czech dies at 107

05-10-2010

The oldest Czech has died at the age of 107. Julia Vasickova was born on May 8th of 1903 and her life spanned the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the birth of an independent Czechoslovakia, two world wars, the communist era, the country’s return to democracy and the break-up of Czechoslovakia into two separate states. There are currently over 100 centenarians living in the Czech Republic, the majority of them women.