Postbellum

Memory of Nation

 

Milan Ballek (1931)

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 Milan  Ballek (1931)
Peace of the soul, joy in the heart and a smile on one´s face

Building of the Orava Dam

“Then I tried my hardest to get employed as soon as possible. At that time the Orava Dam was being built. I had a neighbor who worked as a machine minder there, so I asked him to give me recommendations. He helped me and I got the job. I was interviewed and accepted by a political director named Dzuroška. I was very surprised I didn´t have any problems. It was my first construction work and a very hard one.”

  • born on January 2, 1931 in Tvrdošín, in Orava region
  • attended elementary school in his native town
  • 1941 began studying at grammar school in Dolný Kubín, later transferred to Trstená
  • September 1949 he was accepted to a priestly seminary in Spišská Kapitula
  • October 1, 1952 enlisted in the military service in Opava, Moravian – Silesian region
  • 1962 – 1980 worked in Váhostav Žilina as a building site manager
  • has been retired since 1991, lives in Žilina
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