I want to truly forgive
Anna Macková, née Pecková, was born on 21 July 1949 in Jihlava. When she was only four months old, her father Alois Řídký was arrested for anti-state actions. He was sentenced to serve twenty-two years. He served the sentence in Jáchymov and a uranium mine in Příbram. He was released on parole in 1960. The communist regime also repeatedly imprisoned her granduncle, Christian priest Dominik Pecka for his allegedly harmful effect on the youth. Anna, who was nine years old at that time, was present at his second arrest. She remembers part of it only thanks to her granduncle´s notes. In fact, she has repressed some of the traumatic circumstances of his arrest to this day. The communist regime separated her parents when they were in love. When they got back together after her father´s release, it was hard for him to reconnect with his wife and daughter. The witness graduated from Electrical Engineering Secondary School. She took part in the distribution of anti-occupation leaflets in the summer of 1969 and she then faced interrogation at the State Security. She later got married and she and her two children were still considered the offspring of a political prisoner by the regime.