The boys were still in their pyjamas running
Vlasta Skřičková, née Schochová, was born on October 24, 1925 in Brno. She grew up near the Kounice dormitories, from where students were expelled in the fall of 1939 in connection with the Nazi closure of Czech universities, and the building was occupied by the Gestapo. Kounic’s dormitories became a dreaded prison, where thousands of resistance fighters were executed. Vlasta’s grandmother died during the air raid on Brno in November 1944. During the liberation of Brno by the Soviet Malinovský army, she hid for several days out of fear of rape. After the war, she experienced how Kounic’s dormitories turned into a camp for interned Germans. Due to the situation in the family, Vlasta could not study at the university, she got married and started a family.