People should be glad for the times in which they now live!
Vlastimil Budina was born in 1927, into a Czech family in Hrušov near Ostrava. Because his father worked at the railways, his family often had to move, until they settled down permanently in Koblov. When the Sudetes were annexed, the village became a part of the German Reich. When he was sixteen, Vlastimil spent a month in prison because someone informed the officials that he had broken into an abandoned gamekeeper's lodge. He was then sent to forced labour in Germany, to the Hermann-Göring-Werke factory in Watenstedt. He took part in sabotaging the munitions production, a failed escape attempt landed him in the concentration camps in Buchenwald, Böhlen, and Königstein. He helped build air-raid bunkers and build up the labour camp in Königstein. In March 1945 he was transferred to the concentration camp in Litoměřice, where he worked on the construction of the underground factory Richard. He was liberated in what is now the Polish town of Kamienna Góra. He set off home with a friend by ...
Bomb hit in an air-raid bunker
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