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Justina Koutníková (1935)

The village was crowded with people

Justina Koutníková, née Švarcová, was born on 5. August 1935 in Ivanovo Selo in today´s Croatia. The village was founded in 1920s by the Czech immigrants and by now there are almost exclusively Czech families. Her parents were also Czechs and worked on their farm there. The witness and her two daughters helped out as usual. Since 1942 she attended the local Croatian school, yet it burnt down during war. In 1945 a Czech school was founded, but non-officially there were Czech lessons already a year ago. She continued in the nearby Hrubečné Pole and then studied five years of educational institute in Pakrac. In 1957 started as a teacher in the Czech school in Ivanovo Selo, where she taught until retirement in 1992. In the village she also met her future husband Rudolf, a teacher, who began teaching there several years earlier. They had a son and daughter and also worked for the Czech beseda; the witness led a dancing group and rehearsed theatre with pupils, while her husband led an adult ...arrows 

The first school day

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Milan Dlhý (1929)

born on January 6, 1929 in the village of Staré Hory 1935 – 1940 attended elementary school in Považská Bystrica since 1940 studied at the Salesian Grammar School in Šaštín ... arrows 


Milan Ballek (1931)

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 ... arrows 


Ľubomír Vacek (1932)

born in 1932 in Hlohovec studied at grammar school in Hlohovec strongly affected by generous help of his father during the WWII and his involvement in the Slovak National ... arrows 


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