“Over eight years in internment.”
Ingeborg Cäsarová, née Przybylová, was born in 1936 in Bohumín. Because both of her parents were German nationals, the family was held in internment camps after the end of the war. The first one to be interned was her father František. He was held in Ostrava. The rest of the family was interned in April 1947 and they were placed together in an internment camp in Svatobořice. Little Ingeborg was the only child in the camp so she had nobody to play with. Moreover, the kids from the nearby school harassed her for her German origin. The family lived in Svatobořice in appalling conditions for two years before they were transferred to another internment camp in Mohelnice (in August 1949). In Mohelnice, her father lost one of his legs due to poor healthcare and neglected treatment of his diabetes. They were only released in 1955. They were allotted a flat that was humid and had no toilet and running water. In spite of this, they were happy about being free again. Her father died shortly afterwards from the consequences of his illness. Mrs. Ingeborg worked as a nurse and got married to Jan Cäsar. They had two children together. Currently, she presides over the Confederation of the Germans from Northern Moravia and the Orlické Mountains. She lives in Šumperk.