Native furrows in breadth and beyond, I loved you so much
Marie Žváčková was born on March 18, 1945 in Jedlí in the Zábřežsko region to parents Jiří and Berta Pospíšilová. During World War II, the Nazis publicly executed her uncle Jan Filip for joining the resistance. After the communist regime began, her mother was fraudulently forced to join a unified agricultural cooperative in 1957. For a change, the communists expropriated her fathers machines in the workshop, and he had to end his cooperative trade. After basic education, they did not give Maria much of a choice and sent her out to study agriculture. Immediately after her studies at the agricultural apprenticeship school, she joined the collective farm in Jedlí at the age of fifteen. She then worked as a worker, assistant zootechnician and tractor driver. In November 1965, she married Alois Žváček and a few months later she and her husband moved to his birth house in Chromč. His father, Jaroslav Žváček, was turned into a “kulak” during the collectivization, and after a conflict with the chairman of the Communist Party in Chromč, he was sentenced to four years in prison and confiscation of all property. He spent two years and eight months in various prisons before being released on a large amnesty by the President of the Republic in May 1962. However, his untreated diabetes deteriorated during his imprisonment, and on August 16, 1965, he died of kidney failure at the age of only 51. In Chromč, the Žváčeks raised their three children: Jaroslav, Miroslav and Šárka. Marie Žváčková worked in the local collective farm before retiring due to worn-out intervertebral discs. At he time of filming in 2022, she still lived in Chromč.