From a member of the board of the Central Committee of the Communist Party to “an enemy person”
Libuše Hrdinová was born on April 10, 1929 in Pilsen. She grew up in Starý Plzenec. She graduated from the Higher Industrial School of Mechanical Engineering in Pilsen. After the high school graduation, she joined Škoda’s plants. She worked in the construction of cranes and later in vocational education, where she trained the company’s employees. She joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia at the age of 18. Gradually, she rose in the party rankings to the very top - the Municipal Committee of the Communist Party, the presidency of the Municipal Committee. In 1966, she performed as a delegate to the XIII. Congress of the Communist Party and was elected to the Central Committee of the Communist Party. In August 1968, she strongly condemned the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. At the Vysočany Congress in August 1968, she was elected a member of the highest power body of the presidency of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. She also presented the opinions of the Vysočany Congress at the Congress of the Communist Party of Slovakia in Bratislava. In September 1969, she resigned from all positions because she did not agree with Husák’s policy. Subsequently, she was expelled from the Communist Party and became an unwanted person. She worked at Locomotive factory in Škoda, but her career was stopped. She was interrogated and monitored by the State Security. Her husband was fired, her daughters had trouble studying. In the 1980s, she joined the Obroda - Club for Socialist Reconstruction. After 1989, she was no longer politically active, concentrating on family life.