The only thing they didn’t steal from me was my honesty
Věra Pytlíčková, née Indrová, was born on 13 February 1942 in Olomouc. She spent a large part of her childhood in Vyškov, where her family owned a well-known bookshop, which was, however, nationalised in January 1949. Her father, Jaromír Indra, was an important citizen of Vyškov; he was a member of the Scouts there. He was arrested in August 1953 and then sent to prison for 10 years for illegal activities of the Scouts and treason. He spent seven years in uranium mines in Jáchymov - he was released in 1960 because of general amnesty. Also his family was persecuted - Mrs. Pytlíčková’s mother, Božena, had to go to the secret police twice a year and she was forced to divorce her husband. Věra and her brother Jaromír were bullied at school by both pupils and teachers. After finishing lower secondary school they were forbidden to receive further education. Her father died of a heart attack in October 1969 and his funeral became a manifestation of the Scouts against the current politics. Luckily, Věra Pytlíčková finally graduated from secondary school and then she worked for Czech Railways for many years. She lives in Olomouc at present and she participates in discussions with students because she does not want them ´to experience the same things.´ She is a member of the Confederation of Political Prisoners and ´Dcery 50. let´(Daughters of the Fifties).