CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Death to the Careful

Death to the Careful

Snug in their beds, guests slept in Brno's Hotel Europe last week, little recking that a clerk named Knop lay awake in a room on the second floor. With him were his mistress, Irma Zwiestlbauer, and a small child. Clerk Knop was determined to die and he did not care in what company. He set off a bomb of ecrasite, an Austrian shell explosive. Besides gratifying Knop's desire it split the hotel from basement to roof, blew out the front of four stories sent 180-ft. streamers of flame...

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