Antonin Sum, secretary of Jan Masaryk dies at 87

Antonin Sum, the personal secretary of the post-WWII Foreign Minister, Jan Masaryk, passed away in Prague on Tuesday at the age of 87. Born in 1919, Mr. Sum participated in the WWII resistance to Nazi Germany, and became secretary to Jan Masaryk in 1947. Mr. Sum was sentenced to 20 years in communist prisons, and after the fall of communism in 1989, he wrote a number of books and articles about Jan Masaryk, son of the founding President of Czechoslovakia, Tomas G. Masaryk. In 2003, Antonin Sum was awarded the Order of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk.