"My mother was ill at the time. The SS policemen walked along the embankment, or whatever it was then, they had a shoulder strap and shouted, 'Schnell.' That they should hurry to the hall. They took them out on the road and got in the car there and we didn't see them anymore. No one knew where they were, nothing at all. Only then did their grandfather from Žampach in Poland find them."
"That was fast. In one week, it occurred to us that we should get ready, take the most necessary things, and that the family would be taken to the train by car. An uncle from Žampach came to us and loaded the children in a car with a large wardrove and we drove through Janoušov to them. Romanians (Germans from Romania) came to ours."
"The guerrillas jumped from the top and their grandmother gave them milk and bread. From below, the SS went again with the dogs. Five children lived on the hill, so one of them, Franta, played the accordion, that the Germans were coming from below. It was terrible there. If they came there for the guerrillas, they would have shot us."
"My mother told them that she would only give them the farm only over her dead body, because they had already lost it before, and now it was to be for the second time. It was terrible with us. They focused at us and ordered us to provide real high supplies. We didn't even have food. We were not allowed to have eggs. In short, it was a mess. They were village people who came to us. They asked where we put milk. It was terrible for us."
The farm was taken away from them first by the Nazis and then by the Communists
Jarmila Pospíšilová was born on January 12, 1936 in Olšany in the Šumperk region as the eldest of three children to the parents Jan and Jarmila Valouch. The family owned a farm in the center of the village, which included 10 hectares of fields and 10 hectares of forest. In the autumn of 1943, the German authorities confiscated their farms and assigned German resettlers from somewhere in Romania. The parents then took them to a labor camp near Fürstenstein Castle (Ksiąz in Polish) within sight of Waldenburg (Wałbrzych in Polish). Their father‘s uncle, Fr. Jindřich Valouch, was responsible for their release. He collected the amount he used to pay for their release from the believers. In February 1944, the parents returned to visit their children. Until the end of the Second World War, they lived in the mountains in solitude Na Žampachu (Hostice). There were guerrillas in the local forests, which the family supplied with food. After the war, they returned to the farm in Olšany. Later, during collectivization, they steadfastly refused to join the unified agricultural cooperative (collective farm). Jarmila was expelled from flax school a year before graduating. In 1954, the parents locked them up in the National Committee building for a few hours and did not release them until after joining the cooperative, which they allegedly did as the last in the village. In February 1959, Jarmila married Jiří Pospíšil. In 1968, she and her husband and their four children moved to Ruda nad Moravou, where they lived in 2020. Jarmila Pospíšilová died in August 2022.