Ludmila Peškařová

Canzoni contro la guerra di Ludmila Peškařová

Ludmila Peškařová (born Kadlecova)
Sobotkovice, near Brünn, 4.2.1890 - Rajhrad, 22.6.1987
Study of music, worked as a music teacher since 1910. Moved to Rajhrad in 1912, marriage to Jan Peškař, teacher. After the setting up of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939, her husband joined the Czech resistance movement.
He was arrested in Brünn 1942 and murdered following the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Ludmilla Peškařová arrested in May 1943 for high treason because she had put two small black banners into her window in commemoration of her husband.
Her 14-year-old son was left alone. After a five-month imprisonment at Brünn, where she started to write songs, she was transferred to Ravensbrück in October 1943 (prisoner number 24 072).
Together with her camp mates, she secretly sang patriotic songs and composed more than 100 poems and songs until her liberation. She wrote down part of her work in summer 1945, after her return home.
After her liberation and return home she became active in the association of resistance fighters. She died in 1987 at the age of 97.

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