Years in a circle
Květa Dostálová, née Perníková, was born on June 20, 1933 in Vítkovice. Her family lived in Klimkovice near Ostrava. Dad had a tailor’s shop in a spacious villa, and mum was at home. Three years before Květa, her sister Marie was born. Children and parents went to the local Sokol, where they practiced and played amateur theatre. Following the Munich dictatorship, mostly Czech Klimkovice found themselves in the Sudetenland. A Czech school remained here, but with strengthened German teaching and a rigid regime. After the war, they had to prove to Perník that they were Czechs. After February 1948, the problem was again a trade license. In order for the daughters to study, the father had to join the team. Květa graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Brno, majoring in Czech - Russian. She also studied at Lomonosov University in Moscow. She travelled around the world (China, Afghanistan) with her diplomat husband and taught Czech children there. Her husband Ivo Dostál was fired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after 1968, and Květa worked as a high school language professor in Prague. In 2019 she lived in Klimkovice and wrote down her memories.