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Otakar Seidl was born on May 11, 1947 in Nový Bor, his mother came from Slovakia, his father was from Moravia. The family lived in the village of Prysk. The family came to the north of Bohemia to work in glassworks. My father recalled watching in February 1945 the bombing of Dresden about sixty kilometers away from Varnsdorf. Otakar Seidl completed a double class in Prysk and trained as a mechanical locksmith in Varnsdorf. He worked for ten years in TOS in Česká Kamenice. In 1966, he joined the military service in Třeboň, where he experienced the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops in August 1968. Even their commanders did not know about the planned invasion. At night, they used to turn the signs to prevent foreign soldiers from orienting themselves. In 1976 he joined the National Security Corps (SNB), first as a patrol service. He was attracted by a higher salary and the possibility of obtaining an apartment, which also happened after two years and the family could move to Nový Bor. In 1980, following urging of his bosses and colleagues, he joined the Communist Party, and he claims to have had no problem with. He remembers the Prague actors who had weekend cottages in the vicinity, such as Vlasta Chramostová, Jaroslav Satoranský or Vlastimil Brodský, and who were guarded by the State Security. Several times they tried to persuade him to cooperate with the State Security, but each time he refused. He worked for the SNB until 1989, when he joined the newly transformed police. He kept working there until he retired in 2005. He has four children and lives in Nový Bor.