Nice word is always better than an anger
Karol Hetteš was born on 7th February 1930 in Trstín. He comes from a peasant family, he had four siblings. After World War II he worked with his father Ondrej on a family farm. When the Communists came to power, Karel’s father was arrested in October 1950 and sentenced in December for alleged outrage. He spent five and a half months in prison and died in May 1951. In October 1951, Karol received a call-up papers and had to enlist in technical auxiliary battalions (abbreviation PTP). After a three-week training in Libavá, he mined in a Petřvald shaft near Karviná for 26 months. He got into civilian life on 25 November 1953 just because he committed himself to work in the mine. After returning home he had a hard time getting a job, moreover he found his family farm devastated. After some time, he managed to work in a quarry in Buková, then worked for eight years as an agronomist in the Uniform agricultural cooperative (abbreviation „JRD“) in Trstín and finally, until his retirement in 1990, again in a quarry. He currently lives in Trstín.