They were all wondering: When will the Soviets leave?
Bohuslav Fencl was born on January 28, 1942 in Vysoké Mýto to the family of Czechoslovak Army officer and former Legionnaire in Russia Bohuslav Fencl sr. After the February coup, his father was discharged from the army, the family had to leave the officer’s apartment, and until 1956 they lived in unsuitable premises in Chroustovice. After completing grammar school, the witness was repeatedly not accepted for higher education. Bohuslav joined the District Construction Company as a worker gradually completed his professional high-school leaving certification and spent most of his life working in the company Road Hradec Králové. After the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops in August 1968 and the subsequent placement of the Soviet garrison in Vysoké Mýto, the witness had to deal with the theft of building materials as part of his work agenda and became the subject of negotiations with the security authorities and signed a cooperation with military counterintelligence. In 1989 he was one of the founders of the Civic Forum in Vysoké Mýto, and in 1990 Bohuslav Fencl was elected mayor of the city. He participated in organizing the departure of Soviet troops and dealing with the consequences of their stay. He worked in municipal politics until 2006.