|Born||3 October 1901|
|Died||27 October 1949 (aged 48)|
|Children||František Xaver Halas|
Born as the son of textile worker, Halas worked as bookseller. He was self-taught, without higher education. After 1921 he started publishing in the communist newspapers Rovnost and Sršatec, and in 1926 he became an or at the Prague publishing house Orbis. During World War II he was active in the resistance movement, and after 1945 he was engaged at the Ministry of Information.
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