I was constantly on the run
Ladislav Vítek was born on 25 July 1924 in Bystřička in Vsetín District. In 1935 the family moved to the swiddener (clearing) settlement U Čulíků located under Pálenisko [Burnt] hilltop in Růžďka. During World War II the family provided help to fugitives and partisans. Having been born in 1924, Ladislav Vítek was drafted into forced labour in the Vítkovice Ironworks in 1944. He repeatedly escaped home. The gendarmes always caught him there and sent him back to Vítkovice. After about the fourth escape he was arrested and sent to prison in Vsetín for two months. After his next escape from the Vítkovice Ironworks he remained in hiding until the end of the war. He got in touch with a partisan group led by Vladimír Krejčík, known as Jerry. Being well-acquainted with the area, he acted as a guide to the partisans. Among other things, he witnessed the shoot-out at Mynařík's Saw Mill in Ratiboř. His parents continued to support partisans in their settlement U Čulíků. Their barn also provided l ...
Radio transmitter toppled in Kateřince
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