First the Poles wronged the Ukrainians, and during the war they got them back
Jiřina Hajná, née Krušinová, was born on 19 May 1929 in the town of Ledochovka in Volhynia to a family of Czech nationals. Her father Václav Krušina ran a family farm and a tavern where Jiřina, along with her three other siblings, helped out. The region was part of Poland in the interwar period. The witness went to school in Luck. In 1939 the region was overtaken by the Soviets and the Krušina family were deemed kulaks. Their being deported to Siberia was prevented only by the Second World War. During the Nazi occupation, mandatory school attendance was canceled starting in summer 1941. In Volhynia she witnessed conflicts between Ukrainian nationalist insurgents with Poles and partisans. The former also murdered Jiřina Krušinová’s sister, Libuše, in 1945. Her brother Vladimír was drafted into the Red Army and was arrested as a Soviet soldier. He was placed into a POW camp on the territory of Westphalia. Her other brother Antonín joined the Liberation Army and took part in the battle of Dukla. He settled down in the Teplice region where he re-emigrated the rest of his family to from Volhynia to Czechoslovakia in April 1947. Jiřina Krušinová married her cousin Boris Hajný, with whom she had two daughters. A tavern and a butcher’s shop was assigned to them in the locality of Hora Svatého Šebestiána (Mount Saint Sebastian) in the Krušné Mountains. Later she settled down in Karlovy Vary-Bohatice, where she worked on the railways at a crossing gate, then later in Elektrosvit, and, before retiring, as a cashier in Meteor. Following the death of her husband in 1996, she lives alone in Karlovy Vary.