There was a good atmosphere at on the interrogator´s office
Vladimír Věříš was born on 5 October 1944 in Prague. He comes from a left-winged family, his father Václav worked in the post office, his mother Antonie, née Lukešová, looked after four children. After graduating from the Secondary Technical School of Nuclear Technology, he joined the soda factory in Neštěmice, but wanted to continue his studies. In 1965 he joined Public Security - not least because he was given the opportunity to study law at the Faculty. On August 21, 1968, on the day of the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia, he, in the position of a traffic policeman, stopped a tank convoy heading from Palmovka to Žižkov for two hours. On August 23, 1968, he witnessed a manifestation of crowd psychosis in the center of Prague in Na příkopě Street, where the crowd surrounded a car that was mistakenly believed to belong to the State Security. In a situation where the car crew was probably going to get lynched, Vladimír Věříš intervened and ensured its retreat to safety. He ended his career in Public Security in 1974, pursuing his legal education in his next career.