Writer with links to pre-1989 Czech dissent Goetz-Stankiewicz dies at 95

The Czech-born translator and writer Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz has died in Canada at the age of 95. During the communist period she regularly returned to Czechoslovakia, where she had connections among the dissent, including future president Václav Havel.

Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz’s family left Czechoslovakia after the Communists took power in 1948 and later settled in Canada, where she became a professor of German Studies and comparative literature.

Author: Ian Willoughby