Never lose your charisma
Tomáš Sabáček was born on September 20, 1936 in Vacenovice in the Slovácko region as the fifth son of a family owning a small farm. His whole life was marked by the political situation in Europe. Although he was born during the First Republic, he remembers events from the time of the war, post-war, the rise and fall of communism, the Velvet Revolution and, in his words, the post-revolutionary disappointment, which is slowly receding from his mind. He recalls the post-war settlement around Znojmo, the student period of the 1950s and the ideological changes at the Redentorist grammar school in Libějovice u Vodňan, which was closed by the communists, as well as later studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Pardubice. He worked in the ceramics factory in Znojmo, resisted recruitment to the Communist Party three times, held Christian ideals all his life and spent 52 years in a harmonious marriage with six grandchildren.