Reflexe teroru, perzekuce a zvůle státní moci a jejich důsledků bývalým politickým vězněm Františkem Falerskim
|Citation||ŠMÍDOVÁ, Lucie . Reflexe teroru, perzekuce a zvůle státní moci a jejich důsledků bývalým politickým vězněm Františkem Falerskim. Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2014, 183(1-2), 35–48. ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/jotnmhs/183-1-2/reflexe-teroru-perzekuce-a-zvule-statni-moci-a-jejich-dusledku-byvalym-politickym-veznem-frantiskem-falerskim|
The text uses the case of a former political prisoner to deal with the reflection of terror, persecution and despotism of state power and their consequences. It witnesses his suffering, which, although in a different form, continued even after he returned home. The main source of information is the prisoner’s diary from 1962 to 1968. František Falerski came from a middle class family and was formed by Catholicism on various levels (at home, at school, in his Boy Scout club) most of his childhood. In 1949, during the third year of his studies of aesthetics and history of art, he was sentenced to fifteen years in prison (in the Skálová and others case) for taking part in a coup attempt. He served ten years of this sentence. After being released (due to the 1959 amnesty) he worked as a lathe operator. In the late 1960s he worked as a technical worker in Galerie Platýz. After January 1968 František Falerski was an active member of K-231. In 1969 he prematurely died of a heart attack. Both the written and oral resources rarely reflect his prison detention. Reflection of relationships with his fellow-prisoners after being released is much more common. In this period he also formed relationships with the fellow-prisoners’ families. Relatively big attention is paid to František Falerski’s re-integration into the society. One of the most important findings is that František Falerski very probably suffered from depressions, which were caused by his stay in prison.