Gustav Svoboda is born in Prague on June 3, 1890. After being captured by Russian troops in World War I, he joins the Czechoslovak Legion. As a lieutenant in 1918, he sees action in the battles against the Red Army. After demobilization, he works in the credit sector and is appointed director of the trading company Centro comisse. A wealthy entrepreneur, he also supports the families of Czech resistance fighters in the ÚVOD. On December 10, 1941, he is arrested in Prague. Together with his friends, Gustav Svoboda is murdered in Plötzensee on June 1, 1943.