We collected the bones and skulls in bags and took them to the gravedigger
Adolf Slamka was born on June 17, 1934 in Stránske to Jozef Slamek and Mária, born Gabčíková. He had a sister Anezka and a brother Sebastian. His father was a forester in the Kunerad mountains, and Adolf often went with him to the forest. During World War II, they cared for a wounded Russian officer at home. Later, 12 German soldiers lived in their house, they had to take care of them and cook for them. In August 1942, he ministered then-President Jozef Tiso during masses in the mountain. As a child, he often met with partisans, German and Russian soldiers. After the war, he graduated as a forester. As a soldier in basic military service, he was deployed in 1956 to suppress the bloody Hungarian uprising. His father was the chairman of the local union cooperative, but Adolf was not politically involved. As a forester, he accompanied important guests in the hunting ground. During the work in the forest, he and his colleagues dug up a number of bones and skulls, which they collected in sacks and took to the gravedigger to the cemetery. Today, an active retiree helps mark the graves of unknown fallen soldiers and partisans. He and his wife Anna have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.