Stolperstein für Jiri Baum.jpgPřemyslovská 1939/28, Praha 3

Jiří Baum was born on 20 September 1900 in Prague. At the request of his parents he first studied Economics. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University and graduated in 1928 with a doctorate. He became a zoologist, museum curator, explorer and writer. He served as director of the zoological department at the National Museum in Prague and became well known in his field for his 1933 book Through the African Wilderness and his 1935 zoological expedition in the Australian outback. In Australia, he teamed with Walter Drowley Filmer due to his local expertise with spiders. In 1943, he was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1944, he was murdered there.