It was a gift for me. On my eighth birthday, I received the liberation of Staňkov
Václav Harmáček was born on May 8, 1937 in Prague. After his birth, the family moved from the capital to Staňkov in the Pilsen region. Shortly after, his mother died, so he grew up with his grandparents. He spent his childhood in Staňkov, where he visited a town school during the war. There he also experienced military raids on Pilsen and in 1945 the liberation by the American army. After the war, his subsequent studies began to be addressed, which at first seemed complicated, but in the end the witness managed to begin studying at the gymnasium. After the war, in 1959 he completed his secondary school leaving certificate, got married and became a teacher. He first taught in Nýřany near Pilsen, and then he and his wife moved to Mníšek in the Liberec region. There he taught at an elementary school and later became its principal. Before he retired, he taught at a school in Frýdlant. In 2022, Václav Harmáček lived in Mníšek in the Liberec region.