I had no idea what awaits these people
Marie Krajíčková was born on 17 July 1935 in Boskovice to parents Marie and Jan Šeda. They lived near the Jewish quarter, and she met Liliana Goldmann several times, who was later murdered with her brother and grandparents in the Auschwitz concentration camp. At the end of the war, when danger struck, she hid in the basement and on 5 May 1945, she was a short way from the place where the bombs dropped by Soviet planes exploded. She witnessed the retreating German army threatening the safety of Boskovice with their tanks. After graduating from the secondary pedagogical school in Boskovice, she was assigned to Ostrava region in 1954. In 1956 she married Pavel Krajíček and they had two sons – Ivo (1958) and Zdeněk (1966). She was the only one in the family who stopped going to church after the committee reprimanded her for baptizing her first son. She was never a member of the Communist Party. She worked in several kindergartens in the Boskovice area and had to retire on disability pension in 1980. At a time of shortage of down jackets, sleeping bags and children’s footmuffs, she supplied the surrounding area with her own production of these products. Her husband was a Scout since childhood and participated in the revival of scouting in 1968 and 1989. In 2022 Marie Krajíčková lived in Boskovice.