I still enjoy life
Suzanne Bartosek was born on 13th July, 1933 in the French Brive La Gaillarde in a strongly left-wing oriented family. After finishing the first and second grade of the elementary school in Nespouls and Brive she studied the gymnasium in Saintes, where she graduated in 1951. During her stay at the Paris Sorbonna, where she studied geography and history, she met a Czech historian and philosopher Karel Bartošek. Back then he led the Czechoslovak delegation of students. In 1959 they married. After 1968 Bartošek had to face persecution in Czechoslovakia on part of the communist regime. The family situation dramatically worsened in 1977, when her husband signed the Chart 77. In 1982 the Bartošeks left to France and returned to Bohemia only after November 1989. The witness began to teach again in France. She retired in 1993 and currently lives in Paris. She likes coming back to the Czech Republic.