Dad was killed by Germans. The family farm wtaken over by the coop and there, they worked mom almost to death.
Marie Blažková was born on the 2nd of December in 1938 in Polička to a family of farmers. She lived with her brother, parents and grandfather in Pavlovice near Jimramov, where, among others, her parents aided the resistance fighters during the WWII. Her grandfather survived the First World War, her father was not so fortunate. On the 9th of May in 1945, he and several other men went to cover drainage pipes so that the tanks would not crush them and the retreating German soldiers shot him. Her mom was left alone to care for two children and her surviving parent. The agricultural cooperative pressured her to join them. Working in the coop meant years of hard labour which finally led to health issues and a prolonged hospital stay. Marie Blažková apprenticed as a shop assistant for leather accessories and shoes in Zlín (then Gottwaldov) and worked as a store manager in Korouhev. Her husband Alvín Blažek came from a family which was hardly hit by the viciousness of the Communist régime. Together, they raised two sons, Milan and Petr. After her maternity leave, Marie got a job in the Modeta company in Borová. In 1995, her son Milan, a locomotive engineer, died in a railway accident near the Krouna village. In 2020, the witness lived with her husband in the Babka settlement in Oldříš near Polička.