I saw the burning Lidice
Radislav Bušek was born on March 15, 1929 in Motyčín near Kladno. Here his two older brothers Všemil and Vlastimil came to this world. Mrs Bušková came to give birth to her three sons to Bohemia from Transcarpathian Ukraine, where her husband - the children´s father - left due to work after the World War 1. Duting WW1 the witness´ father fought in the Czechoslovak legions in France. After the war he was transferred as a financial guard within the Czechoslovak State Administration to the Transcarpathian Ukraine. During the World War 2 he belonged to active members of the Czechoslovak resistance. The consequences of the August 1968 events also affected Radislav Buček professionally. In connection with the so-called Husák’s examinations he showed sympathy with Dubček’s reform policy and was thrown out of the army due to political reasons. At present, the witness is still an active pensioner. He enjoys his family, with which he is in regular contact, and is dedicated to his interests - choir singing, accordion play and hiking.