In the war, the innocent always suffer the most on both sides
Július Bruckner was born on August 1, 1934, in Bratislava, he grew up in Prievoz. He comes from a German minority family that has lived in Bratislava for many generations. At the end of World War II, he and his family survived the period of the crossing of the frontline in Prostějov, where their father worked. Her, he saw with his own eyes the hectic events related to the repression of the Czech population against the German minority, the victims of which were many innocent civilians. After a difficult return to Bratislava in 1947, their house was confiscated and as ethnic Germans, they were deprived of their citizenship. Since 1950, he trained as an electro-mechanic, later he studied highschool of electrical engineering part-time and completed the final exams. He completed his basic military service with the Tank Regiment in Pardubice, where he also experienced an exceptional emergency in connection with the outbreak of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956. Upon his return, he worked in the investment department at the Radiocommunications Administration in Bratislava. In later years, he also worked in the investment department of Slovak Radio, where he was also caught by the events of the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Currently, Július Bruckner is retired and lives in Bratislava.