These are your weapons, you have to learn how to work for socialism
Michal Gálik was born on 8 January 1932 in the village of Německý Grob (the current Veľký Grob). He attended a folk school in his birthplace, a grammar school in Pezinok, and in 1947 he joined the Alojz Bezúch company in Bratislava as a car mechanic. In 1948, after the advent of communism, he fled through the Pecka Forest and with his friends to Austria, where they were detained. Michal’s parents wrote to Vienna, eventually taken him to Břeclav and from there to Bratislava to the “Two Lions”, where he had a trial and was conditionally sentenced as a minor. In August 1952 he enlisted in the Auxiliary Technical Battalions (PTP) and served in Most, Dobřany and Liny. He returned to civilian life on January 20, 1954, but in October this year he was again recruited for civil defense in the Ostrava region for the second time. After returning to civilian he worked in several jobs. He lives in Bratislava, has 3 sons and 1 daughter.