According to Wikipedia, Czech land in 1526 was gradually integrated into Habsburg monarchy, 1867 Astrian-Hungarian Empire, until 1918,following the collapse of the Astrian-Hungarian Empire after World War I. Total 392 years of Czech land under the Habsburg monarchy! In the 19 century the Czech lands, became the industrial powerhouse of the monarchy. The Czech nation should be proud of the past achievements. The historic industrial monuments and the ingenious designers of the time, should be acknowledged.
Since 1989, I am convinced that there were great differences between Prague, the Czechoslovakian capital city and Brno, the second main city. The Prague citizens decided that economy is more important that politics. Since then, Prague unemployment rate is low and people prosper. In 1990 Brno, only business was important, technology was not important. Some citizens decided that politics, translated sometimes into corruption is more important then progress of economy.
In 1950, my father was prosecuted for not joining communism. My father's property, allotment no.49 and no. 50 was confiscated by the communist Czechoslovakia's Socialist Republic and given to organization Podnik bytoveho hospodarstvi Brno II. Dated 19.9.1991, the same organization, Podnik bytoveho hospodarstvi Brno II, under the democratic Czechoslovakia legal law, the allotment no. 49 and no.50, was returned to the legal heir of the late JUDr Jaroslav Riha, my father. On the 19.9.1991, legal contract was signed for the return of allotments no. 49 and no.50 to the heir of JUDr Jaroslav Riha. This legal contract was signed by the director of the Podnik bytoveho hospodarstvi Brno II and the heir of JUdr Jaroslav Riha, Mirco Riha.
The second time, JUDr Jaroslav Riha was sentenced to 5 years in Jachymov uranium mines. As a near 60 years old, successful and honored barrister and solicitor, by communists, was forced underground to extract uranium ore veins. With his fellow political prisoners, they were exposed to the highest level of radon gas. Underground, he was injured and his sentence was reduced to 3 years and released. In 1992, democratic Czechoslovakian authority consented to punish my father, after his death. Why? For the second time, his allotment no.50 Brno-Veveri, was confiscated, his beloved historic textile mills, important part of the historic non divisible complex. The textile mills designed by the famous Viennese architect, for the 1948 communists, were acknowledged a class enemy of communism. That was the reason for the textile mills to be converted into auto repair company, changing ownership, in time of the communist CSSR. Following the 1989, velvet revolution and return to democracy, the historic textile mills, were not declared, by the Czech historic society and authority, a historic monument. The spirit of the communist dictatorship remained. That must have been the reason that for the past 22 years, the state notary, was not investigated for her cruel and inhuman and criminal confiscation of my father's textile mills, my father's last condemnation. Under the communist CSSR the important historic textile mills, were declared non-existent and turned into auto repair company. It is understandable the dictatorship of communist manipulation the allotment no. 50, into auto repair company. In the auto repair company built their own, new workshop and the Grohova 21 workshop was not required and not occupied. But why under the democratic I Czechoslovakia, democratic justice was not reinforced? The mismanage was that the most valuable historic textile mills were changed into a ruin.
The heir, the writer, is a Czech/Australian, born in Brno an Ing. gelogist and inventor. Instead of celebration of the promotion and protection of this valuable, 1886 textile mills and traditional utilization, in 1992, in contrary to the 1991 contract, the Czech authority refused to legalese the contract in the Tittle book, confirming the heir's ownership. During the communistic CSSR, the State notaries duties were fighting bourgeoisie and the enemy of proletariat. In 1.1.1993, it took 40 years, to clear free the Czech notary from the state power. Dated 5.2.1992, in the spirit of the old time, the Czech authorities, including the courts decided to let damage the historical floors of the textile mills and allowed the textile mills to be privately sold and deteriorated.
Only recently, the Czech EZO evidence published names of the Czechs communist's secrete police. The evil acts of few, are clarified. The writer was class enemy for the members and affiliated members of the communist secrete police. For escaping communism, in absence, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment. After 1989, his sentence was made void, by the Czech authority. The hatred of the political refugees remained, by the old communist secrete police members, left in power.
The criminal act against the heir and against the Czech national heritage and international industrial heritage was not investigated. The Czech National Institute and heritage preservation did not proclaimed the complex buildings for national treasure, to be preserved. For some reason, the important Brno textile industry of the 19 century, was declared as not existing and crossed out from the Brno history.As above described, was the reason for not one of the numerous Brno textile mills were preserved to be shown to the world. The opposite happened, the good textile mills were damaged, or destroyed. Proclaimed insignificant that the Brno textile mills were worked by Czechs and the important Czech textile inventions brought in the wealth for the owners to built their famous villas.
In 1918, the late Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, the 1st President of Czechoslovakia, protected Czechoslovakian historical monuments.Was known as the GREAT OLD MAN OF EUROPE. His motto was: "DO NOT FEAR AND DO NOT STEAL". Czechoslovakian historical,social and technological achievements were highly recognised in Europe and the World. During the II World War, Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and since February 1948, communism, the Czechoslovakian middle class was devastated. Following the 1969 velvet revolution, leading to democracy, with great consequences of the missing, decimated middle class. CORRUPTIONS.
Architectural creativity and heritage conservation of more general reflections, industrial heritage must be seen as a very important part of our world. The complex at Grohova 21 industrial heritage constitutes a lasting cultural experience, a memento of a unique aesthetic material legacy.
In the late 1860 the textile production in Brno reached its height. In accordance to History of Brno, during 1860 textile mills in Brno were successful, with 27 patents for improvements of textile production. Beginning of 1880s, electric power commenced to be utilised. Production increased, for market within the entire Austrian monarchy and for European and overseas export markets. The 19 century textile factories were profitable, with the owners having finances for construction of expensive houses. The Villa Tugendhat of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat, owners of Brno textile mills, built in the years 1929-1930,designed by the architect Ludwig Miesen van der Rohe. Fortunately,the villa recorded on the UNESCO List of World cultural heritage, an exemplar of modern architecture, was built already in Czechoslovakia. In 1918, after the World War I, the new nation: Czechoslovakia, was declared. If the villa Tugendhat would have built during the Austria-Hungarian Empire, would have been a ruin, In the same way, as the intentionally ruined historic industrial textile mills, built during the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Museum in Brno exhibits the Brno important textile industry of the 19 century. However, the historic industrial textile mills of Brno, well designed, constructed and built, during the Austria-Hungarian Empire, were intentionally destroyed.
In 1886, Red Cross bought a house for the Merciful sisters at 18 Sirotci (Grohova) street, opposite to the art nouveau house 21 Sirotci (Grohova) street. In 1889, the old house 18 Sirotci (Grohova) was reconstructed to a convent and in 1890, the convent was consecrated.
History of Brno The years 1848 - 1918, the 400 years of Porges family.It is evident that without the profit of textile mills, villa Tugendhat would not exists. The 19 century textile mills, designed by known architects, should have the same historical value.In 1990/1991, the complex at Grohova 21, Czech authorities should have asked UNESCO for world heritage listing. The villa Tugendhat and the textile mills are historical monuments of the human history. The adjoining Grohova 23 was built few year later, of similar design, with the textile mills within the courtyard, both houses no 21 and 23 facing the Grohova street.The textile mills at Brno Grohova 21 was built of advanced architecture design by Otto Wagner, whose socialized ideas assisted the textile mills workers. The many and large windows producing maximal of light for the textile workers. The floor timber, covered by concrete, for fire protection. Many of the 19 century century textile mills were burned down, as the textiles were flammable. The extended balconies modernized the monotony of the commercial building and provided escape during strike of fire. He designed toilets for each floor, placed within the staircase, easy access to the workers working at the floor was one of the many of his clever ideas. The architect's 1886 design was a unique socialized design. The location of the textile mills, next to the house, provided textile workers excellent accommodation. The house with windows balustrade, was built with palatial single three rooms, own kitchen and toilet at each floor. It must have been request from the employees of the textile mills, the original design was changed into two flats with two kitchens and one toilet entrance from the passageway.
In 1939,My parents bought the Brno, Grohova 21, historical complex, house and the textile mills. My mother's house in Brno, Uluzanek 4a, was in 1945 bomb damaged and later sold.
On 21.10.1939, my father JUDr Jaroslav Riha bought the house and textile mills, in accordance to the Title register 1940 no.6344/40. My father kept the historical textile mills in prestige condition.
In September 1991, I a 60 years old, received a legal Czechoslovakian civil certificate, issued without time limit.The civil certificate imprint stated my permanent address at my house Brno, Grohova 21. In 2002, the civil certificates were renewed. The Czech law ruled that for citizens at 2002, being 70 years old and older do not require the renewed civil certificate. Their issued civil certificate were proclaimed by Czech law guilty for the holders to the end of their life.In my case, the permanent address is dependant on my health, where I can survive. Years back, my body was poisoned by industrial toxic waste. In Melbourne air, Australia, I would not survive. On doctor' advise, with my family, we shifted to Perth, Western Australia, with its dry, warm climate and clean air, 2 km from the ocean. In Brno, I was always ill and required antibiotics.
As mentioned in the previous article, under the Czech law, I was the lawful heir of my father's combined house and textile mills, confirmed by the contract of 19.9.1991, approved by the Czechoslovak government agencies. The 19.9.1991 contact gave the ownership of the house and textile mills into my ownership. Since the 19.9.1991 contract, The second floor was designed for R&D and manufacture of Riha PumpsR, cooperation between Australia and Czech Riha PumpsR products. The machinery, tools and material were already at the Perth port for transfer to Grohova 21. Employing professionals and workers, for investigation and cleaning surface and groundwater of Europe a Russia. At that time, tunnel action in Czechoslovakia, easy money, was a fashion. The research institute of geological engineering was liquidated with the 10 years contract. The manager of Riha PumpsR division of the Research institutte of geological engineering Brno, Mr.Jaromil Krajca, who was invited to Perth, Australia and spent time with the Riha's family, all paid by Australia, could have continue with manufacturing of Riha PumpsR at Brno, Grohova 21, third floor. Mr Jaromil Krajca decided with the State notary JUDr Stritecka, otherwise. They put an end to manufacture Riha PupmsR in Czechoslovakia, to be paid for it. The documents indicate that bribery ended the good cooperation between Australian supported Riha PumpsR and Czechoslovakia and thus, the Czech competition was removed.The level floor and second floor, was decided to demonstrate the historical importance of the 19 century textile mills and a gallery. To explain the historical importance of textile mills, the inventions, the work conditions, begin of the union power. Exhibits of the 19 century textile machinery, tools and their working, to show and educate the national and international tourists. To make the historical textile mills safe for the next generations. All of the activities of the ground floor, first and second floor of the textile mills would have brought employment, finances, garden eatery and entertainment for the visitors.
MY LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE JUDR MICHAL REZEK RESEARCH OUT AND FOUND OUT THE OWNER OF THE COMPLEX, ALLOTMENT NO.49 AND 50 BRNO-VEVERI, THE ALONE, SOLE OWNER OF ALLOTMENT NO.49 AND NO.50, THE CORPORATION OF HOUSING ECONOMY PODNIK BYTOVEHO HOSPODARSTVI BRNO II (PBH BRNO II). ON THE 19.9.1991, THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT TO GIVE BACK THE ALLOTMENT NO.49 AND NO.50 TO THE HEIR OF JUDR JAROSLAV RIHA, TO MIRCO RIHA DOHODA O VYDANI VECI, WAS SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR OF PBH BRNO II PETR BARES AND MIRCO RIHA. SINCE 19.9.1991, MIRCO RIHA WAS THE LEGAL AND LEGITIMATE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THE ALLOTMENTS NO.49 AND NO.50. BRNO-VEVERI.
THE PLOTTERS WERE NOT AWARE THAT I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION THE COPY OF THE SIGNED ORIGINAL RESTITUTION CONTRACT OF 19.9.1991. AT 19.9.1991, I BECAME THE OWNER OF THE COMPLEX AT GROHOVA 21, THE HOUSE AND THE TEXTILE MILLS. FRAUDULENTLY, ON 5.2.1992, THIS RESTITUTION CONTRACT WAS CHANGED, BY THE MOST POWERFUL LEADERS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA, DIRECTED THE STATE NOTARY, THE TEXTILE MILLS WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE CONTRACT, TITLE BOOK CHANGED TO ERADICATE THE TEXTILE MILLS, WITHOUT COURT ACTION. THE PLOTTERS WERE FULLY AWARE THAT THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE TEXTILE MILLS IS THROUGH THE PASSAGE OF MY HOUSE. THE TEXTILE MILLS AND THE HOUSE WAS ECONOMICAL PURPOSELY BUILT COMPLEX. THE PLOTTERS AIM WAS CORRUPTIVE BRIBERY, HOSTILE TO THE FINANCIAL PROSPERITY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC. JUDR MICHAL REZEK, HAS FORGOTTEN TO SUBMIT A COURT COMPLAIN AGAINST THE STATE NOTARY, HER WRONG DECISION TO CROSS OUT THE TEXTILE MILLS, ALLOTMENT C.50, FROM THE STATE CONTRACT.
Prior to 1886, the historic complex was not designed by a Czech architect. In addition, my father,JUDr Jaroslav Riha was declared an anti-communist. Therefore, the National institute for hearten and heritance preservation, did not declare the complex for heritage, national historic complex. Following, the South Moravian authority with the state notary, by fraudulent action of 5.2.1992, decided that I, the lawful heir should not be the owner the since 1.1.1990 empty textile mills. the workshop-textile mills since 1.1.1990 empty, unused decayed and wasted for 22 years. It remains a question, why the local authority and the Czech courts were hostile to myself? For the last 22 years, the textile mills could have been a tourists attraction, demonstration of the old textile machines, work and conditions. The second floor used for Riha PumpsR R&D and protection of drinking water of Europe and Russia, business of at least $10 millions/year.
The state notary was asked to confirm my ownership to the Title register. Five month I was the owner of the house and textile mills confirmed by the 19.9.1991 contract. On the 5.2.1992, the state notary decided not to confirm my ownership into title registrar. Fraudulently decided to cross out the textile mills from the 19.9.1991 contract.The committed fraudulent offence by the state notary was not investigated by the Czech police. The hostile decision of the state notary was supported by the South Moravian authority and courts. .My first law representative was incapable to acquire legally the textile mills, because the paragraph 403,1990Sb, at that time became extinct. My law representative applied unsuccessfully the paragraph 87/1991Sb. Most likely to force me to sell my house for nearly nothing, so that the new buyer becomes owner of the whole complex, the historic house and the textile mills. My first Czech lawyer managed my property for a few years. It seems that he was convinced that I will sale him the house cheaply and will be the owner of the valuable historic complex.Without my knowledge, he let rebuilt the ground floor. He made from an office a flat. My son with his friend visited Brno and Grohova 21 and saw the rebuilding. I was most exasperated and cancelled his management. The empty textile mills were given to different state owners, non of them was interested in the textile mills, however the new owners, without approval of the Czech ministry of education asked me for money, a kind of bribery. The fraudulent decision of the state notary was not investigated, neither by the local authorities, or the Czech police, neither the 1993 crime of damaging the textile mills. I employed consequently six Czech layers to defend my rights as a lawful heir. The Czech City, Regional and Highest courts verdicts were based poorly on the fraudulent action of the state notary and all of the courts verdict were negative. The Australian government Austrade, my Australian company and myself, we helped Czechoslovakia with Riha PumpsR technology for free. We provided Czechoslovakia with my patent, technology and knowhow to investigate and clean contaminated surface and groundwater, for free. Two years, I learned the employee of the Research Institute of geological engineering Brno (in short VUGI).The technology was successfully introduced and two years served areas where groundwater was polluted. I decided not to pay any bribes. Any manufacturing of new products is difficult, especially when PVC made in CSR had inadequate bindings and consequently the threads were breaking. The good PVC made in Germany was too expensive. From VUGI they sent to Australia hundreds of pump parts useless. VUGI Australia had contract for the duration of 10 years. The Riha PumpsR departments of VUGI was the only prosperous. Change for better PVC would have resulted in $millions business and provide good water in Europe and Russia. In 1990, the Riha PumpsR technology was applied at Czech and Slovak localities with groundwater quality problem, to proof if the pump manufactured in Czechoslovakia is good.The proven Riha PumpsR technology to protect drinking water of Europe and Russia, US$10 millions/yearly.
The writer, a committee member of the Australian-Thailand Business council, actively supported the East Asia invaluable strategic networking and markets. Another missed opportunity.
In 1992/93, unfortunately, the management of VUGI discovered they can receive large amount of money in their pockets, without any work, so called the new Czech mining method. Sell of buildings, workshops and machinery of VUGI to private. In 1993, all of VUGI was secretly sold, including the Riha PumpsR technology. The Riha PumpsR machinery, tools and material were stolen and sold. The prosperous cooperation between Australia and Czechoslovakia, including technology manufacture, applied to polluted areas ended. The prestigious, patented technology received in 1980 high acknowledgement by the World Health Organization de la Santee, with gold medal. Investigation of drinking surface and groundwater to clean up of polluted waters to healthy water. Due to VUGI sell this important activity stopped .
Photo shows the Riha PumpsR technology suspended in a water bore at a polluted location:
In the same year 1993, a crime must have been supported by the local authority. The historical concrete floors of the textile mills were demolished by heavy air hammer and removed. The timber ceiling of level floor/floor of the second floor was removed, showing the solid bearers of the floor construction. The damage and the authority authorizing the damage remained unknown and was not investigated by the Czech authorities, neither the police. Photo shows the crime, by was removing concrete from timber floor:
1993 Photo shows crime, the intentional damage to the floor of the first floor, the concrete layer removed of the historic textile mills
1991 Photo of the textile mills in neglected conditions, after 41 years of communism. After another 22 years of democracy, the textile mills are non recognizable.
Since 1.1.1990, 22 years, textile mills further neglected, remained empty. A fraudulent decision of the state notary, decision of the South Moravian authority and Czech courts. My garden and my backyard I could not commercially use, due to danger of falling parts from the neglected facade of the textile mills. In addition a high fence to avoid stateless people. The Czech inheritance law and the UNESCO cultural heritage protection act of the historical monuments law was by the local authorities totally ignored. In 2010 the 20 years empty textile mills, could have been returned to the lawful heir, in accordance to the Czech Inheritance law40/964 Sb, CNR and the national historical monuments law 20/1987 Sb, no.425/1990 Sb. The complex, house and textile mills would have been in prestige condition, to show the historic monument to the world. My father JUDr Jaroslav Riha bought the combined house with the textile mills and I had the rights, the heir to receive the combined house, including the textile mills inheritance. During communism the apprentice automobile school used the textile mill building for free, no rent payed. Why bribery was required for the neglected empty textile mills? If the South Moravian authority and the Czech courts would show any good will, the since 1.1.1990 empty, textile mills, would have been turned into gold mine. For 22 years, the second floor of the textile mills, serving the cooperation between Australia and Czechoslovakia Riha PumpsR R&D business for benefit to Czechoslovakia. The ground floor and first floor of the textile mills fitted with machinery and tools, an attraction and entertainment for national and international tourists, with eatery at the end of my garden. Both activities presenting a great business and employment. For decision of few Czech people in power the past 22 years was wasted and the textile mills deteriorated! Proving that the authority proclaimed the 19 century Brno textile industry as not important,non existant.
Few years back the writer asked the Czech police to investigate the Agreement of 19.9.1991, to release the allotments no. 49 and 50 to the lawful heir and the falsified document of 5.2.1992. (Dohoda o vydani parcely c.49 a c.50 Brno-Veveri). The Czech central police passed his request to the police of South Moravian police. The South Moravian police ignored the Agreement of 19.9.1991. For the South Moravian police the only legal document was the falsified Agreement of 5.2.1992 and of the altered Title book. The communistic "owners" were in 1992 much more important than the real owner, my brave father, an convinced anti-communist, who was for his conviction sentenced, jailed and as an invalid released from the notorious Jachymov uranium mines jail.
In 2010, in contrary to the Czech Republic Inheritance law and cultural heritage protection act the textile mills were sold with the assistance of the South Moravian authority. The South Moravian authority had two choices. Return the historical textile mills to the lawful heir, or to the state government, in accordance to the UNESCO cultural heritage protection act, I articles 1-7and II.responsibilities of the state and local communities,III Heritage protection, IV Public service, V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X,XI. Instead the South Moravian authority decided to sell the historic textile mills to a private company, a developer.
I protested in writing to the South Moravian authority, the office of the city of Brno, without any success. On the 9.3.2012, the South Moravian Building Department issued building permit to AQUA Procon s.r.o. to change my father's historic textile mills into a rent house.The only access to the textile mills is by break through the bearing walls from the neighbouring house of AQUA Procon s.r.o. The original 1886, plan was a solid bearing wall. As such, should be fully protected and no intervention allowed that compromise its historical integrity. The design will totally change the facade and the function of the original historic monument. The industrial heritage should be seen as an integral part of cultural heritage of the country.As such, should be fully protected and no interventions allowed that compromise their historical integrity. The major changes are the facade having a number of additional windows and the floors changed. The reconstruction of the textile mills into a rent house condemned the historical textile mills monument. In the near future if the rent flats would not be provide the commercial success, the not anymore historic textile mills would be demolished and a high rise building, or skyscraper built! As mentioned in introduction comparable action of a developer with a permission, would convert the famous Tugendhat villa into Supermarket. The duty of the South Moravian authority was to follow the UNESCO cultural heritage protection act to protect the unique historical textile mills, Grohova 21.Since 5.2.1992, fraudulent action of the state notary, local authority and Czech courts discarded the UNESCO cultural heritage protection act. (Dnem 5.2.1992, muj zemrely otec byl po druhe odsouzeny. Jeho historicka textilni tovarna byla ukradena a historicke podlahy znicene.Jak mohl Jihomoravsky kraj prihlizet?) On the 5.2.1992, my deceased father was for the second time prosecuted, in democracy.Theft of his textile factory and destruction of historic floors. How could South Moravian authority mind? During the years 1992-1993, the roof dormer of the textile mills, were left open and part of the roof tiles were removed for the rain and snow to enter enter and make the most damage to the textile mills building. My written complain caused that the roof dormers were closed and the roof without tiles covered. Evidence of discard of UNESCO cultural heritage protection act. My friends and acquittance could not and cannot understand why the South Moravian authority and courts were so hostile to myself, their own countryman, who in 1990 helped Czechoslovakia to protect drinking water. The Australian-Czech Republic R&D and manufacture cooperation could have been carried out at the second floor of the textile mills, for benefits of both countries developer decided reconstruction of the historical textile mill into rent house with a number of flats. The s and employing many professionals and workers, investigating and keeping surface and groundwater clean within the Czech Republic, Europe and Russia. At the ground floor and first floor, the textile mills were planned by myself, to represent an important historical monument an demonstrate the practical work. Exhibit the 19 century working conditions, with historical textile machinery and tools, for world tourism and future generations. A number of workers would have been employed. The brave late father of the heir was on 7.2.1992, under the new CSR democracy, second time sentenced, with the textile mills confiscated. First time in 1950, under communism. The Czech Republic government should require finance from European Union fond to save and repair the historic textile mills at Brno, Grohova 21 (23), in accordance of the ownership agreement of 19.9.1991.Justice should be established in accordance to the Czech National Constitution. The original, prior to 1886, intelligent competent architect design, for the wealthy, was a three rooms flat with WC and bathroom, at the middle and right side the house. In 1886, this project was changed demanded by the owner of the house and textile mills, to accommodate as much as possible textile mills employees. Instead the three rooms flat, project was changed and two flats were built. A single room and a double rooms flats. One WC for both flats, with the entrance from the staircase. In 2013, the owner lodged application to the Brno building authority for reinstatement of the pre 1886 original design and establishment of the original designed three rooms flat, with WC and bathroom. Minimal work is required. Two new openings are required, one from the WC and the other, between the rooms. Furthermore the brick up the two door openings from the staircase, of the WC and the single room. As proposed in 1998, by the responsible Czech architects were Ing. R. Vaclavik and Ing. P.Vsetecka. In 1998, the Brno Czech building department permitted the project to make from one + two flats, single three room flat. This project was not realized, due to occupation of the flats. In 2013, for the same project the Barn Czech building department issued a number of reservations. In 2011, a Brno architect Ing. Jiri. Vitek, proposed another solution. His modern solution may affect the historic value of the house and for this reason was not realized. His solution for the flats of left side of the house, are considered, for the future.
On the 19.9.1991, the good will of Czech representatives, gave the textile mill into my ownership. On the 5.2.1992, the bad will Southmoravian state notary, fraudulently confiscated the textile mills. Australian and Czech Republic 22 years waste and no culprit. Mgr. Mirko Riha, inventor, would appreciate commends.
The State notary 7.2.1992 unauthorized, illegally, with her pin pointed pen crossed out the historic textile mills at Brno, Grohova 21, from the 19.9.1991, restitution contract, signed by the Czech authority and the heir, the new owner of the house and textile mills, Mr. Mirko Riha. Since the 7.2.1992 the pin pointed pen of the State notary became an inverted pyramid, carrying the weight of the negative verdicts of the Czech City Brno, Regional and the Highest courts, the Czech authorities, Czech offices, Czech Ministries and Czech last Presidents.In 1989, the restitution of properties seized during the communist dictatorship, became a law. The irretrievable historic textile mills, in contrary to the restitution law, of JUDr Jaroslav Riha, who was prosecuted and sentenced of being an anti-communist and his property confiscated, proved State lawlessness. The State notary deceived all. Since 7.2.1992, there were a number of offers, buying bids for the house at Brno, Grohova 21, an attempt to suppress the 21 years committed injustice. The 1902 historic photo of Brno, Grohova (waisenhausgasse) of the historic house no. 21 is shown at the front right of the historic photo. Between the quasi balconies of the first floor, the outstanding spaces were decorated,colored, making the house unique. It is incredible that the Czech authority let such an important historic monument, the 1886 textile mills floors criminally damaged and the historic textile mills 21 years unused, neglected and deteriorated!
The Industrial land Brno-Slatina of my grandfather Alois Schlaghamersky
In the 1940’s my grandfather, owned the 10 000m2 industrial land, fenced, with a brick office and a workshop. During the II World War, the workshop and his office within was used for manufacturing wooden cubes, to feed the boiler's gas production. The petrol was available only for the German army. Cars and trucks were powered by gas produced from a gas-boiler. The cylindrical boiler was large, in cars located in the boot and extended to the top of the car. Trucks had the boiler positioned at the site, just behind the cabin. The wooden cubes were heated, producing gas. At the workshop, railways slippers were also manufactured. The rest of my grandfather's land served for storage of wood and timber. My grandfather was courageous man, an anti-Nazi and worked with my father against the German occupation. For his activity was twice jailed at "Pod kastany" concentration camp, by Gestapo and tortured. In 1950, by the dictatorship of communism, he was proclaimed a capitalist and his industrial land was confiscated by the Czech Socialistic Republic and occupied by a timber company called Drevona n.p.=national enterprize.
After the II World War, my grandfather, Alois Schlaghamersky, was an officially priced as a member of the Czech national resistance, during the war. In 1990, following the Velvet Revolution, my grandfather's three heirs demanded in restitution his industrial land. In 1990, only 10% of grandfather’s land was build up area and by a simple contract the land could have been given to the lawful heirs.
In 1990, the Czech government asked world for help to investigate pollution and protect drinking water, in areas previously occupied by the Red-Soviet army polluted. Australia provided aid to Czechoslovakia. International 10 year’s contract was signed. For my Australian company Solavan Pty Ltd, land of my grandfather was most suitable for test water basins to investigate the environmental technologies, developed by the writer for usage in different countries in Europe and Russia, storage and repair of drilling rigs, for drilling equipment and material. The project aiding Czechoslovakia was acknowledged by the late President of CSR Vaclav Havel.
During the II World War, my grandfather was Czech member of resistance, was fighting Nazis, jailed and was lucky to survive. Under communism all of his industrial properties were confiscated. After the velvet revolution, in 1989 and democracy, his heirs were convinced, that the industrial properties of their brave grandfather will be returned. Myself having advanced technology to destroy cyanobacteria from dams, lakes and rivers. The powers of the local authorities were immense. In 1993, Drevona national enterprize,alias Southmoravian timber woks s.p., alias Southmoravian timber works a.s., all together with the Czech authority designed an evil plan, to avoid return of the Brno-Slatina land to the heirs. In 1993, the industrial land was privatized and sold to private investors. Few Czechs became overnight rich. Following the 1993, evil act of Drevona n.p. and the Czech authorities, the land was speedily built up, to create a reason for a refusal the land to be returned to the heirs. In 1993, the Australian aid to the Czech Republic which may have provided $10 million/yearly was abandoned, with loss for Australia and even much greater financial and prestige loss for the Czech Republic. Court cases followed. Once the law was involved, many obstacles were created. Such as the datum of the built up timing and was the land farming land, or industrial. To the heirs a minimal compensation was paid. In 2011 at the City of Brno court, the writer demanded a public apology from the court(s) of the past injustices and the Czech Republic compensation for Australia. Myself, at the court was very ill with bronchitis and high fever; I could not speak. My written admission, none of the Court assistance members would read. The other four court members laughed when out of air, I could not speak. Prior to 1986, I lost 50% of my lung capacity and bronchitis was life threatening for myself. The City of Brno court Chairman JUDr Ondrej Sekvard, PhD, did not postponed the court case, due to my illness. Instead of returning our grandfather industrial land to the heirs, the court verdict in the name of Czech Republic, was hostile. The public apology demanded and the financial demand of Australia, was not mentioned. Myself, I was prosecuted by the Brno court to pay the court's expenses to all of the three organization, who let confiscate our grandfather industrial properties. All three organizations 1),2),3), were rewarded by the court in the name of Czech Republic. Namely, the company 1) Southmoravian company in bankruptcy Kc 11 319,60, paid to their lawyer Mgr. Pavel Stribik. The company 3) Czechmoravian invest bank, paid to JUDr Hola lawyer Kc 5 660,- and 3) Czech ministry of industry and business Kc 6000, their bank account yet unknown. Are all inventors in the Czech Republic for their good deals prosecuted by the Czech courts in the name of Czech Republic?
Unknown why, few months later, on the 18.7.2012, was another City of Brno court dealing with my grandfather's land Brno-Slatina, to this court, the writer a plaintiff was not invited. Without the power of attorneys approved by the writer, none of his previous Czech lawyers had the right to be in the court. City of Brno court decided otherwise, was it legal? During the court's preceding, without the presence of the plaintiff, all three of the accused, had all the rights and the plaintiff non. Understandable, the verdict was hostile and addition, the plaintiff was sentenced to pay fines to all three of the accused, present. The writer never asked for the air fares from Australia to Brno, ordered to be present at the court's proceeding. Within the 15 days required by law, the plaintiff lodged an appeal against the court verdict, Post registered. The Czech Post returned the unopened enveloped with the appeal, with a note that the address of the City court of Brno is unknown. Following, the writer lodged an appeal to the Czech ministry of justice, claiming that the plaintiff was not ordered to be present at the City of Brno court, illegal act, against the Czech Constitution, the Czech court laws, business laws and heritage laws. To the appeal, was attached was the declaration of the Czech Post, of unknown address of the City of Brno court. On the 18.12.2012, the Czech ministry of justice confirmed competence of the court to proceed without the plaintiff and the consequent verdict. The plaintiff's appeal, returned by The Czech Post, in an unopened envelop must have been X rayed, by the Justice ministry. The Justice ministry proclaimed the appeal was not formal, in accordance to the Czech law?
The writer already paid the court's fine, to one of the accused, the Czech ministry of industry and business, to their bank account, to avoid prosecution and jail term.
The Australian aid to the then Czechoslovakia served Czechoslovakia well. In record time, the first 50 Riha PupsR was manufactured, serving the drinking water affected areas. That was only the beginning of a successful cooperation of the Australia-Czech Republic. The writer's entire technology included special drilling rigs, equipment and skilled professionals. After two years of cooperation, the management of the Research institute of geological engineering decided to enrich them, to sell their Research institute, including the Riha PumpsR technology. The 10 years international contract lasted only two years. For the Czech lawyers, local authorities, courts and the international prosperity of the Czech Republic was not considered important. Australian good will, Australia was financially punished and the Czech Republic, even more financially punished. Protection of drinking water of Europe and Russia would have provided at least $million/yearly.
The writer-inventor, for two years taught and gave lessons to the successful division, mainly the manager of Riha PumpsR of the Research institute of geological engineering Brno. Graphs, technical drawings and all details were supplied to him. For some Czechs in power, during communism, the system was perfect.They could steal,copy and publish under their name work of other professionals. The manager of Riha PumpsR was 2 years received education in hydrogeology, groundwater pollution, drilling technology, field tests and the use of Riha PupsR technology.In 1991, he was invited to Western Australia for his further technological education. His air ticket Brno-Perth-Brno, 3 weeks accommodation with meals, office, tutorial demonstration of the newly developed Riha PumpsR technology, all paid by Australia, Australian company Solavan Pty Ltd. Plus entertainment with the Riha family.Following, this manager sent an incredible thank you letter, showing his real character: " In Australia I would not like to live. You live like gipsy, you are repudiated and not accepted etc." The only positive was that this manager, after yearly tutoring was capable to write a technical book of Australian and USA technology
The manager, after the Brno Institute ceased to exists, wrote a book: Water sampling, translated into different languages. Apparently, his experience comes from a USA company? This manager is even mentioned in the USA book of famous people. USA would never sell a lucrative and prestigious technology and business to another country. In 1980, the writer was the Australian inventor of the year, In 1979-1980, the writer obtained gold medal from the World Health Organization Mondiale de la Sante Geneva, in 1980, a gold medal from the 9th Salon of the international competition of inventions Geneva, contribution of his number of inventions to protect the environment. In 1981, acknowledgement from UNESCO, in 1999, Commonwealth recognition award from the Australian government, in 2009 from the White House, the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
In 2012/2013, acknowledgement from the European Commission, for protecting the heritage.The 1886 historic house was solidly built, with the flats designed for purpose. If used for wealthy, there would have been three rooms with a toilet and bathroom. Designed for textile workers, the middle room is single and the left side consists from two rooms. One toilet for both flats and no bathroom. Since 1991, modernization was planned and during the years three plans were proposed. Two by Czech architects and one avant-garde, by myself. Considering the historic value of the building, the 1998, project, designed by a Czech architects Ing. R. Vaclavik and responsible Ing. P. Vsetecka, is adapted, with minimum interference to the original historic project of the house and was in 1998, approved by the Czech building office. Plan for one flat with three rooms, toilet and bathroom. Apparently hard to rent.
His new design is for four flats with common toilet with the four middle flats of the house, approachable from the common house passage. His design is to have bathroom close to the external wall. Have opening in the brick wall for 100 mm diametric pipe, connected to insulated vertical pipe affixed to the outer wall of the house. Leading to the common house sewer. This design protects the historic chimneys and historic floors for being damaged.
During communism the house owners were named capitalist, to be punished.
From 1991 restitution, until 1999, all of the house income was spent on repairs of the historic house.
One of the house's tenant did not pay rent for four years.At least, the tenant with 4 years rent debt, did not wreck our place of residence. The house owner had to employ a law representative, then paid for the debtors court, paid the executor, for worthless furniture. In addition, the house owner had to pay for the removal of worthless furniture and repair and painting of the flat. As the tenant-debtor was not find, all the expensive payments were a financial loss for the house owner.
About three years ago, the owner asked Re-Max-first for provisional valuation of his historic house. A historic house value was estimated between 20-21 million. was spent on repairs of the historic house, altogether 392 692.19,- Kc. plus the repairs of other damaged flats.The 19 Century mechanization of the textile industry of Great Britain and imported from Great Britain. Spinning technology for cotton was invented in Great Britain and later modified for wool and other fibres, including the water frame technology. Powered by steam engine, invented in Great Britain. The import of these technologies were very important for Brno. The rural village of Brno, with manually made textiles, turned into major industrial textile city of Brno, the world known Moravian Manchester. The textile mills of Great Britain are protected and presented by the Great Britain National Trust. Since 1991, the Czech National Heritage Institutions and Czech authorities, did not recognised the historic value of the complex, the house Grohova 117/21 and textile mills, as a historic monument. The one remaining complex of Brno's significant 19 Century textile industry. The main reason must have been, that the complex was built in 1886, during the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and not built later, after 1918, the declaration of Czechoslovakia. In accordance to the title, the complex was built by a Czech builder.
Many years, the top floors of the writer's house, were rented to students. Grohova 21, is closed to universities. About three years ago, the house owners decided to sell and were in contact with RE-MARX First in Vienna. The agent of RE-MARX First, with Czech colleagues consultation valued the 19 century house between 20-21 million Kc,-. Immediately, the intention of the owners were known, the top and ground-floor flats, instead of students, intentionally were rented by dubious tenants. The dubious tenants stopped to pay rent, some of the old-time tenants of the house, as arranged, as well, together causing loss of 282 134,- Kc. Eventually,the rent debtors, moved out from, by them damaged, flats, of course free, not prosecuted by the Czech police, That a house has historic value, built in 19 century Jugendstil, is in Brno, not important and is not valued. Why is the period of 19 century Brno textile mills technology and their products, gain for Europe and world, not valued? At Brussels on 18.11.2013 Austria and the Czech Republic strengthen cultural cooperation. The writer's wife, coowner of Grohova 21, is an Austrian citizen.
Since 1991, in memory of my brave father my family and I, kept the 1992 remaining house in the best historical condition, with the house manager Ing. Ivetta Pisarikova. About one year ago, Ms Ing. Ivetta Pisarikova, retired and her management of our house ended.
Just celebrated my birthday with family and friends, realizing my age and the new world. For the past 24 years, we kept the house in original conditions, with the hope that the house will officially be declared as a historic monument. We did our best to keep the historic values for the next Czech and international generations. We realized that the modernization of the 1886, built house, the historic value will be lost, without the directives of the Czech heritage office. Under this circumstances, we the history conscious owners, cannot continue and the sell of our historic house is imminent. In addition the owner's patented invention, requires support. From the previous evidence, only houses built after 1918, Czechoslovakia was
1.1950 and 1951, my courageous father, successful barrister and solicitor, an anti-communist, was sentenced (56 years old) in 1950 to 18 month jail and his Complex house and textile mills Grohova 21 were confiscated. My father was not sentenced by the Russian communists, but Brno judges
! In 1951, he was sentenced and jailed to 5 years into uranium mines at Jachymov. Due to his mine insury, after 3 years, was released. To survive, he commenced to sell seeds, to Czech gardeners.
2.1990, Australia helped Czechoslovakia with my Riha PumpsR invention, serving the contaminated environment of CSR and Europe. Multimillion $ business for CSR. After few months, production of Riha PumpsR commenced at Institute of geological engineering Brno. Pumps made from Australian PVC, served well the CSR environment. Problem was later, with PVC made in CSR. At that time, the company mining (tunelovani) and enrichment of few without work, was very popular. Consequently the Institute of geological engineering was liquidated.
3.1991,the Complex of my late father was returned to myself, the heir, by a contract. Historic complex, the textile mills and dormitory are a mirror of 19 century society and should have been UNESCO nominated.Immediately, I applied and received legal permission to continue with manufacturing Riha PumpsR at the top floor of the textile mills Grohova 21. The machinery, tools and material were ready to be shipped from Australia to Grohova 21. All other floors to show the historic complex to the world. With this arrangement, no additional State finances, for the Complex, were required.
4.1992, the Czechoslovakian politicians decided that the return of the textile mills to the heir is politically unwanted (Austria-Hungarian empire). The Brno 19 century great textile history, the Czechoslovakian politicians decided, to be eradicated. All of Brno textile mills were destroyed, or extensive damaged. The State notary, in contrary to human rights, crossed the textile mills from the 1991 contract. To save the textile mills for Riha PumpsR, manufacturing, I employed and payed six Brno layers, to get back my father's specifiable textile mills, for Riha PumpsR manufacturing. They all required power of attorney, then I had no right to interfere during the courts. For the Czech courts, my late father ownership of the complex Grohova 21, was not important, worthless. For the Czech court most important was the communist usage of the textile mills, for automobile repairs and trainee, during the communistic regime. In 1991, the automobile repairs shifted to their new shop and the textile mills were unoccupied. The floors of the textile mills were broken to pieces a testimony of furious people not getting bribes from Australia. As a consequence, I lost all the court cases. Riha PumpsR ceased to be manufactured in Czechoslovakia. A great financial loss for Australia, Riha PumpsR and greatest $ multi millions loss for Czechoslovakia. Riha PumpsR material, instruments and tools were stolen and sold. The total rental from tenement of Grohova 21, was used for the house upkeep, repairs and did not cover the total Riha PumpsR financial losses.
5.Czechoslovakia nominated, only the Tugendhat villa to be World Heritage Listed, non of the Brno historic textile mills, including Grohova 21, earning the finances,were nominated. Instead to have showcase of 19 century textile mills, with living quarters for workers in the complex, the Brno authority eventually gave the textile mills into ownership of Aqua Proton s.r.o and the textile mill was turned gradually, into ruin. There was serious danger of injuries from the falling parts of the ruined textile mills. For over 20 years, we could not commercially use our land and have access to our building, at the south boundary of our land. During the 19 century, Brno was centre of textile production for Europe and world. The Brno authority should have safeguard and conserve at least one of the Brno textile mills, for the national and international tourists!
6.Since my youth, I enjoyed to develop and invent. For this reason, I survived communism and was successful in three countries, Slovakia, Austria and Australia. Presently, I have a patented invention to save people and their properties during the natural catastrophes, ever increasing, due to global warming. www.mirkoriha.com. Development of invention requires finances.Instead of preserving Grohova 21, as a national treasure, the last four tenants committed a criminal act, intentionally wrecked their flats and moved out, without payment of the rent. Why was police not informed by the Grohova 21 managers? These tenants are professionals and will continue to abuse the system. These tenants crime should be investigated by the Czech police and consequently, sentenced and punished by the Czech court.
7.The above history is a sad story. Due to few people in power, uncontrolled, great financial loss happened. The complex, the 19 century textile mills and neighbouring house were by the authority subdivided, with the textile mills sold. My intention was to help the country where I was born. With Australia, Riha PumpsR suffered financial loss and the greatest $ multimillion loss, to Czechoslovakia. In addition, the Complex Grohova 21, presenting the 19 century Brno textile production for CSR, Europe and world, a magnet for tourists, lost! Comparable to Great Briton, where the old textile mills are shown to the world. Unique magnet for tourists is lost and as a consequence proposed sell of the historic house,assited by,RE-MAX Brno,Ing.Tomas Svoboda, manager and Ing. Petr Cervinka, co-owner.
8.Historic house Brno Grohova 117/21 support for the writer's invention, to save people lives and their properties during natural disasters. Recently, early 2015, State contract was signed between the Czech Republic and Austria both states agreed with cultural cooperation, schools, science, youth and sport. In accordance to this State contract, the great Brno textile period of 19 century, is and will be in the future fully acknowledged. In 1992, the CSR state confiscated the 1991 textile mills, from the inheritance. In 2015, the CR state should approve the sell of Grohova 21, house.
9. The 19 century house, built in 1886, is a solid, five stories house, shown at Google at Brno, Grohova 21. The house has thirteen flats, a large cellar and loft. Allotment no. 49 total land of 647 m2.
10.Two architects, designed two alternatives, for modernization of the 19 century house. Historic houses and villas built after 1918, the creation of Czechoslovakia, for modernization received financial support from EU and the Czech authorities. In contrary, not the historic house at Grohova 21. In October 2015, te hiatoric house was sold.
11. In 2015, the historic house at Brno, Grohova 21, was sold.
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