If they had touched my children, I would have signed anything
Jana Soukupová was born in 1958 in Brno. Her family was strongly anti-communist. She spent the year 1968 in Syria, where her father was building a factory. The family was considering emigration, but finally returned back home. The witness taught in the kindergarden and then worked in manual professions. Since 1985 she contributed to the samizdat magazine called „Guest“, where she prepared an interview with the dissident, Mr. Petr Cibulka. But he got arrested and Jana Soukupová taken for interrogations. Following a home search, during which a large Cibulka archive was confiscated, she had to attend interrogations regularly. She had two small children. In November 1989 she played an important role during the Velvet revolution in Brno. She negotiated with the major Pernica and moderated demonstrations. In 1990s she was the chief-editor of the Moravian express and later a director of the publishing house Petrov. At the moment she works in Mladá fronta Dnes.