Postbellum

Memory of Nation

 

Boris Valníček (1927)

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  Boris  Valníček (1927)
We lived modestly and I worked hard

A letter in Žďár nad Sázavou

“There was mail coming in. And there was a postman, who arrived on bike, distributing mail. Once there was a large envelope with an address for me, so I opened it up and another letter fell out so pass it over to someone in Žďár (upon Sázava – author´s note). A farmer was used as a taxi driver, who was regularly coming to Žďár with a horse carriage. So I agree with him. I sat down (in a carriage – author´s note) and went to Žďár with him. I passed the letter and went back again. So even this kind of stuff worked well.“

  • born on April 11, 1927, in Jicin, Czechoslovakia
  • comes from a mixed Czech-Russian marriage
  • in 1943 - 1945 participated in the domestic resistance movement in a vanguard group
  • colported leaflets and transmitted information
  • participated in the Prague Uprising
  • in 1950 he completed studies of meteorology and experimental physics at the Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • since 1950 he worked at the Astronomical Institute in Ondřejov near Prague
  • participated in the Intercosmos project
  • currently lives in Ondřejov
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