We experienced bombing three times a week
Karel Jakeš was born on October 25, 1923 in Stupná near Kremže. After school, he started working in a local grocery store. In 1942 he was totally deployed to the Reich. In Berlin he worked at the Reich Post. His parents needed him for the harvest in the summer, so Karl got two weeks off. He did not return to work. But the neighbor reported him, and the police came to get him from Germany. Karel was interrogated in Prague and then he served three months in prison. He was then sent back to Berlin. Toward the end of the war he witnessed many allied bombings. He had to stay for four days in the cellar without any food or water. After the war he had difficulties to actually get back to Czechoslovakia. All his life he worked in shops around České Budějovice.