Life is in our hands
Dana Foukalová, née Krejčí, was born February 13, 1970 in the then Gottwaldov (present-day Zlín). After completing elementary school she studied a vocational school to become a machinery engineer and she apprenticed in the state-owned company Svit Gottwaldov. It was here that she met Petr Holubář, who was six years older and who belonged to the group of people around Stanislav Devátý who were openly protesting against the totalitarian communist regime. Seventeen-year-old Dana joined in as well. Among other events, she participated in laying wreaths to the monument of killed American aviators which was organized by SPUSA (Society of Friends of the USA), an opposition organization founded by dissidents from Zlín, or she attended a protest rally against the political regime in Prague in 1988. On August 5, 1989, together with Petr Holubář and Miroslav Odložil, she went to the Králický Sněžník Mountain located at the state border and they were to meet with Polish dissidents and exchange samizdat documents with them. However, instead of the Polish activists, men armed with loaded submachine guns and accompanied by ready-to-attack German shepherds jumped out of the shrubs. This was followed by an arrest, a long trek down the mountain, an all-night interrogation and then eventually by a release of Dana and her friends. In March 1990, shortly after the fall of the communist regime, Dana Krejčí married Petr Holubář and they invited Stanislav Devátý as their best man. They had son Petr and daughter Mitchell. Dana and Petr divorced in 1999. Dana later married Vladimír Foukal and she moved to him to the village Tečovice. They had daughter Alena. Her former husband Petr Holubář suddenly died of bone cancer in 2016. Dana was living in Tečovice in 2017.