Appreciate that there was no war for so many years
Irma Garlíková, née Eibelová, was born on September 14, 1934 in Březnice near Zlín. Her parents, Leopold and Františka Eibel, had returned from Argentina two years before, where they had lived for several years and saved for their dream house with a shop. During the Second World War, the witness’s father collaborated with the resistance movement, as a result of which he was arrested and imprisoned for three quarters of a year. Irma, ten years old at the time, went with her mother to the office of the Gestapo in Zlín to beg for her father’s release. At the end of the war, Irma met German, Hungarian and Soviet soldiers who gradually passed through her birthplace. In 1948, she participated as a trainee of the XI. All-Sokol gathering in Prague. In 1950, she saw trial with the Svetlana resistance group in Gottwaldow. She graduated from a business academy and worked in administration all her life. In 1963, she got married and gave birth to one son. She refused to join the Communist Party and, during background checks after 1970, she expressed disapproval of the entry of invading troops into Czechoslovakia. To this day (2020) he lives in her birth village.