Milos Forman

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Birth Name: Milos Forman
Born: 02/18/1932

Born on Feb. 18, 1932 in Caslav, Czechoslovakia (later the Czech Republic), Forman was raised in a Jewish home that was torn apart by the Nazi atrocities of World War II. His father, Rudolf, was a professor of education who was arrested by the Nazis in 1940 and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he died in 1944. His mother, Anna, a Protestant suspected of being Jewish, was also arrested in 1940 and sent to Auschwitz, where she died in 1943. After the war, Forman and his two older brothers, Blahoslav and Pavel, were raised by his uncles and friends of the family. Despite the Communist takeover in the late 1940s, he was fortunate enough to live in a country that allowed for West... Continue Bio >>

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