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Luděk Svoboda was born on May 13, 1933 in Prague. His worldview was strongly influenced by his Christian-oriented mother and intellectually based father Jan, a professional linguist. The witness apprenticed a bookseller and in 1952-1990 he worked in one of the most important Prague sedonhand bookshop in Dlážděná street no. 5, which gradually became a refuge of the communist regime opponents. After the Chart 77 Luděk Svoboda was interrogated by the secret police and they were persuading him to cooperate but he never agreed to it. In 1986 he left with his wife Dagmar for holidays to the Soviet Union. They experienced an explosion of the Černobyl nuclear power station, just when they were relaxing in the Estonian town of Narva, in the territory marginally affected by radioactive fallout. His wife then got seriously ill and died early in 1993. The doctors didn‘t exclude the radiation sickness. In 1999 the witness wrote a memory book Secondhand bookshop and me and four years later a sequel called Magic envelope: Secondhand bookshop and me II. He raised two children and lives with his girlfriend in Prague.