“It was a crazy century.”
Prokop Vejdělek was born on the 12th of December 1909 in Zásmuky, into a family of teachers. His family often moved for work. He graduated from an electro-technical high school. He remembers the end of monarchy and the First Czechoslovak Republic. Twice in his life, he saw T. G. Masaryk. In the 30s, he lived in Ostrava and by the end of the first republic, he worked in Slovakia. During WW II, he worked in Vamberk. He was called to both Czechoslovak mobilizations and in 1953, in Bohumín, he witnessed protests against the municipal reform. Later, he returned to Prague and worked in Hutní projekt and witnessed the events of August 1968.