Lecture in language
She had always had a talent for writing. She wrote her whole graduation essay at the grammar school in Domažlice in verses. Today her account includes four books and one Egon Erwin Kisch Award. However, it is not fiction that has earned her recognition, but a consistent research in the chapters of our history that many try to forget about...
Family history made Václava Jandečková research the archives and bring the crimes of post-February Czechoslovakia back to light. Her grandfather organized a major emigration network in 1948, was arrested, sentenced to life imprisonment and finally granted amnesty and released in 1964. In 2015, he received a memorial certificate for resistance against communism. And her great- randfather hid two American soldiers at the end of WW2 and received a written thank-you message from Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander-in-chief of the US Army, on behalf of the US President.
Václava studied at the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics in Prague, but instead of going abroad she continues to work at home and devotes herself to researching and documenting the crimes of communism as a private researcher. She worked as a project manager, court interpreter and translator. Last year, she founded the Society for the Research of Crimes of Communism and became its vice-chairman. She also finished her fourth book, „False Borders. Mission Stone. Victims and masters of the most secret crimes of the StB 1948–1951“. For her third book published in 2015 and titled „The Case of Jan Masaryk (New View). The confession to murder and the secret investigation process of the StB from 1950 to 1951“, Václava received the Egon Erwin Kisch Special International Award. She regularly publishes at home and abroad.