I feel sick when I think of what those days were like, when such hyenas were in power
Karel Pudil was born on 8 June 1920 in Lomnice nad Popelkou. He attended a secondary technical school of construction and later earned an Engineer’s degree in architecture. In 1942 he was assigned to force labour at an arms factory in Austria. He witnessed several Allied air raids, until in March 1944 he succeeded in escaping back to Bohemia, where he went into hiding. After the war he worked in construction, mainly at Průmstav (Industrial Constructions). In 1955 he and his wife Jarmila and their sons moved to Jindřichův Hradec, where he also worked in construction and as an architect.