They put us against the wall, we had to take our pants off, and checked us if we had any weapons
Karel Dýnka was born on April 14, 1929 in Částkov. In 1949 he graduated from the Salesian Grammar School. Subsequently, as an assistant teacher he worked at the Salesian Institute for the late priestly vocation in Mníšek pod Brdy and also prepared to enter the Salesian Order of Don Bosco. On the night of April 13-14, however, he was taken to the internment monastery in Osek near Duchcov as part of the K action with other Salesian officials. In September 1955 he was drafted into auxiliary technical battalions, where he spent illegally forty months. After his release, he had to work as a labourer and only then was admitted to study at the Pedagogical Department of the Music School in Olomouc, which he did not complete due to the persecution of the State Security. He lived in constant fear then. He didn’t know what to do, so he hid himself for six months in a mental hospital in Kromeriz. Subsequently he devoted himself to music and in 1971 he remotely completed the Brno conservatory in the field of organists. He then worked as a lecturer of the Educational Discussion Podolí and Kunovice, a lecturer of the Association of the Racing Club Uherské Hradiště and from 1969 until retirement he taught at the Folk School of Arts in Uherské Hradiště. In 1962 he married Anna Kolarikova, and together they raised their children Martha and Paul. In 1997 he was awarded the prize of the town of Uherské Hradiště for his lifelong merit, where he lived also in 2018.