It is all right, when you are already in prison
Karel Bečvář was born on 26 March, 1931 in Jihlava in a family of a trader. He had seven years older sister; his mother was at home. During Heydrichiad his father was arrested for two days during a station search. At the end of war the witness was placed to the German Armed Group due to the fact he spoke German. With his friend they went to meet the Soviet Army and came back with the Soviets. In 1948 he was expelled from the secondary school as he refused to join the Czech Association of Youth and because his brother-in-law emigrated. With his friend they also decided to emigrate and left for Bavaria. In a detention camp in Regensburg they got enlist in the Foreign Legion, but from France after disillusionment soon escaped back to Germany. He risked returning to Prague to ask for a visa in Argentinian consulate, but he was not successful. His sister left meanwhile for her husband, so Karel Bečvář decided to stay with his parents and went to the secret police. He got arrested and shortly imprisoned; was released in amnesty. He served army service at PTP in constructions in Slovakia and Bohemia. He worked all his life in a brewery, where he gradually worked his way up to beer brewing. In 1990 he prematurely retired in disability pension.