There are moments, when you just have to clench your teeth, resist or help out
Oldřich Lachmann was born in 1922 in Ovčáry near Mělník. Since the age of four he has been an active member of Sokol. The father was a tailor and the mother came from a farmers´ family and Oldřich as the only child helped out his parents as much as he could on their farm. He graduated at the gymnasium in Mělník and as the Germans closed all high schools during WW2 he studied a yearly pedagogics course at the teacher´s institute in Svatý Jan pod Skalou. As a teacher he was active in Čelákovice, Žatec, Stará Boleslav, Brandýs nad Labem, Dřísy and then worked as a director at the elementary school in Byšice for many years and later a regional school inspector in the Mělník region. During WW2 during rebellion he joined as a volunteer as a guard in the trenches in Nedomice. He was selected as an interpreter in a trail with thirteen citizens of Kochánky, where twelve were executed and one was sentenced to life.