Tibor Hrdlička as one of “The Black Barons” says: “They made a comedy of that film, but in the war it was completely different.”
Tibor Hrdlička was born on August 7, 1932 in Bratislava. He came from a workers’ family that was mixed religiously and nationally. After the end of the Second World War, the forceful eviction of German citizens hit also Tibor’s family. He was apprenticed to a locksmith and for two years he worked in Ostrava – in a power station and in steelworks. In 1953 he enlisted in the Auxiliary Technical Battalions (PTP) in Karviná and in nearby Horní Suchá. He spent there 27 months mining in a pit. He returned to civilian life on December 22, 1955 and began to work as a locksmith. For two years he was employed in Palma enterprise and then he worked in metalworking company of the Bratislava city. Nowadays he lives retired in Bratislava.