Postbellum

Memory of Nation

 

Miloslav Tlapák (1936)

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  Miloslav Tlapák (1936)
Don't go anywhere, the war has ended

Thanks to the kitchen

“I remember, although the memories are vague, actors and others who arrived in the kitchen, as I was there often with my mum. Many actors and other important people, not just actors, use to come for recipes. They came to the kitchen, thanked for the delicious lunch and left some money, as it was something that was just done. Either to send money or to come in person to the kitchen, thank or ask for the recipe. In this it was nice.”

  • Born on January 15, 1936, in Prague
  • His father served as a butler to Miloš Havel, his mother was Havel's cook
  • 1942 moving into Havel's villa at Barrandov
  • May 8, 1942 – his father shot by Germans for unknown reasons
  • 1947 – his mother left her job at Havel's
  • 1951–1954 – trained as a lathe operator at Škoda Smíchov
  • 1955–1957 – military service
  • 1959 – marriage
  • 1965 – the first visit to his cousin Věra Neumannová in Switzerland
  • Since 1994 working for the gallery of Věra and Lotar Neumanns
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