During State Security interrogations, I praised everyone
Zdeněk Baueršíma was born on 21 March 1934 in Jihlava. He and his family moved frequently, depending on which textile factory his father was working at. They left the Sudetenland in 1938 and spent the Second World War mostly in Světlá nad Sázavou. He graduated from grammar school and after a year‘s work experience at the Military Project Institute he was admitted to the Faculty of Architecture, majoring in civil engineering. He participated in preparations for and took part in the student Majáles [students´ festival held in May], and probably due to it he was expelled from the school in the fifth year. He spent his military service partly at the Technical Auxiliary Battalions, but also working on the construction sites of the airport and apartment buildings in Krnov. The witness´s brother Ivo was one of the co-founders of the Club of Committed Non-Party Members (KAN) and after August 1968 he emigrated to Switzerland, where the witness and mother visited him in the 1980s. State Security registered the witness as a confidant. He worked at Stavoprojekt and as an architect he has over 250 projects and numerous awards in his portfolio. At the time of filming he was living in Jihlava (April 2022).