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Ivo Valent (1964)

I couldn’t be an engine driver because I didn’t join the CPC

Ivo Valent was born on 26 August 1964 in Prague. His mother was a journalist at the Czech Press Agency, his father worked at Czechoslovak Radio. When the Soviet armies occupied Czechoslovakia in August 1968, his mother was one of the people detained by the soldiers inside the Parliament, where she worked as a news reporter. Then his parents refused to sign their agreement with the Soviet occupation and were fired. Already as a child, the witness took a lively interest in everything related to trains. He studied at a secondary technical school of transportation and wished to be an engine driver. He found a job at Masaryk Station in Prague as an electrical fitter. He soon realised that his dream job of engine driver was unattainable unless he joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (CPC) and was endorsed by the Socialist Work Brigade. He refused that, however, and instead left to work for the Prague Public Transit Company. He started out as a shift leader and then became a tram driv ...arrows 

His mother’s detainment in Parliament in August 1968

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Eva Salamonová (1956)

Eva Salamonová was born on September 2, 1956 her parents survived the Holocaust – they never got to concentration camps their awful experiences affected Eva’s life and ... arrows 


Pavel Eli Vago (1930)

Eli Vago was born on May 14, 1930 in a village of Bytčica in 1942 he was hiding in mountains with his sister to avoid transports into concentration camps later they were ... arrows 


Bulgaš Badajeva (1957)

born on July 12, 1957 in Kalmykia in the former USSR suffered a spinal injury when she was five years old she spent her childhood in hospitals and sanatoria, later in a ... arrows 


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