To be able to make a sacrifice for other people in important moments in life
Jana Obadálková, née Dobíhalová, was born on 7 September 1927 in Prague-Košíře. Her parents owned a prospering butcher’s shop. She joined the Sokol sports movement when she was four years old, in 1931. After completing lower and upper primary school (the Old Town girls’ municipal school in Prague 1) and graduating from the Higher Business Academy in Prague in 1946, she joined the Czechoslovak People’s Party (a moderately conservative Christian party - trans.). When the Communists came to power she was expelled from Sokol, and in 1948 she experienced the arrest and custody of Václav Obadálek, whom she later married. During the time of his custody she pretended to be his fiancée, and she visited him and supported him. This formed a bond between them, which culminated in their marriage. Her wedding to Václav Obadálek in 1959 was carried out by proxy. The groom, who was in prison at the time, was represented by his brother Vojtěch. When Václav was released in 1960, the couple had a Catholic wedding in a church in Prague-Zlíchov. They had two sons, Václav and Jan. She worked as an office clerk in sales and finance, and pricing and taxes, as an accountant for production, materials, and wages, and as a booking clerk at producer cooperatives. After her retirement she lived in Prague, she now lives in a retirement home in Prague 7.