A dull moon wanders the skies, no one to cross it in its path, it peers sadly from behind the bars
Marie Susedková, née Hrubá, was born on 22 December 1930 in the village of Rozstání in the Drahanská Hills. She spent many a difficult moment in this village. Planning to expand the Vyškov military shooting range, the Nazi regime displaced all the local inhabitants in 1943. This was in connection with the German plan to create a corridor that would join the isolated German settlements in the Litovel and Olomouc districts with the German settlements around Vyškov. For two and a half years the family thus lived in rented accommodation in the village of Světlá. In the meantime the Germans made a complete wreck of the family farm. In April 1951 Marie was arrested by State Security officers. A punch from one of her interrogators in Brno knocked out two of her teeth and shifted her jaw. They were trying to obtain a confession from her of participating in the Rozstání resistance organisation “Jan Hudec and Co.”, which wrote and distributed pamphlets and sent threatening letters to Communist functionaries. But although Marie did not knowingly cooperate with them, the Regional Court in Brno sentenced her to five years in prison for high treason. She spent two years and eight months in the prisons in Cejl Street in Brno, in Nový Jičín, and in Sučany, Slovakia. Upon her release she returned to her native farm, where she lives to this day.