Be critical and don’t believe those who long for power. Beware of fanaticism and nationalism.
Margareta Bauer was born in 1923 in Mšeno nad Nisou in a German family. Her parents worked in a factory producing glass rods and in 1927 moved to nearby Rýnovice, not far away from Jablonec nad Nisou. Her father was a communist and the whole family resented the Nazis. After leaving school, Margareta Bauer graduated from a business school in Jablonec nad Nisou, whereupon she found a job with a local trade union representing the local artisans and tradesmen (the so-called “Kreishandwerkerschaft”). With the advent of National Socialism, the social-democratic unions were forcibly merged into a new umbrella labor organization called the “Deutsche Arbeitsfront” (DAF). Margareta continued to go about her job within this new organization. In 1941, she joined the so-called Imperial Labor Service (the “Reichsarbeitsdienst” or RAD), after which she was supposed to have been assigned to an intelligence-service unit called “Blitzmädel”. However, she was spared the service in this unit thanks to ...
Pushing the bullet-riddled stroller back home
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