Julie Michálková

* 1933  

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My grandparents were taken away on a truck with other Germans

Julie Michálková
Julie Michálková
photo: Natáčení PN

Julie Michálková, née Ratschkerová, was born in April 1933 in Dlouhá Loučka. Her father was German and her mother Czech. Julie had an older and a younger brother. During the war her father was called into the German uniform factory, later he was captured by the French in Italy and after the war he settled in Germany. His parents raised Julie and joined their son after their expulsion. After attending German school and Czech school, Julie entered the apprenticeship in Zlín. While studying, she worked in a shop in Olomouc and later in Dlouhá Loučka. She met her husband and they had four children. From 1955 she went to West Germany every year to visit her family. Later she lived in Uničov, Zábřeh na Moravě and Červená Voda. She worked as a pedicurist and later at the railway station. In 2021 she lived in Červená Voda.