MP Václav Mikuláš
The house, which is remembered more by our grandmothers, had the number 79 and was located on Šátalka near the current bus stop, a few steps from the BMW Bychl car dealership. It was demolished in the 1990s. Václav M i k u l a s, who was a member of the National Assembly of the Czechoslovak Republic, lived in this building.
As a child, I remember him clearly in my memories. I saw him through my childish eyes as a tall, burly, refined gentleman in a hat, representing his position. He was retired by then and did not fit in at all with the rural colouring.
What do we know about his life?
His son, Václav, also a pensioner and veteran, told me about his father and answered many of my questions one summer afternoon.
MP Václav Mikuláš was born in 1886 in Chrášt'any. Already at the age of sixteen he joined the National Socialist Party as an apprentice and gained a leading position as a speaker and organiser. During his stay in Vienna he worked as a prominent official of the Lower Austrian National Socialist Youth Committee. In 1912 he returned home from Vienna and took over his parents' farm in Šátalka.
After the First World War, he was involved in public work, first in the village, then in the district administrative commission and as a member of the Central Union of Czechoslovak Small Farmers he became its chairman in 1924, which he remained until its dissolution in 1940. From 1923 he represented the Czechoslovak National Socialist Party as a member of the National Assembly. He served in it until it ceased its activities on the threshold of the German occupation.
He served in the Chamber of Deputies of the National Assembly as Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture Committee. For many years he was also a member of the Committee of the Agricultural Council for Bohemia. He represented the agricultural policy and never compromised with its ideas.
He co-authored a book on the events after the White Mountains.
My memories took my narrator to the events of May 1945. At the beginning of the revolution, a large number of armed Germans on horseback gathered at Šátalka. They were looking for partisans. Frightened local citizens gathered in the spacious cellar of a nearby inn and Mr. Václav Mikuláš and Ing. Perla became their spokesmen. Fortunately, the event did not become more dramatic and the Šatals were able to return to their homes.
It might seem that Václav Mikuláš was accompanied only by successes. But even he had to face many problems and cope with very painful events. After all, the sun doesn't shine every day. You have to pick yourself up and move on.
And to do that, you have to have a lot of strength.
Blanka Pašková, chronicler