“If you become our agent, we will let you go. Here are your clothes.”

Miluška Havlůjová was born in 1929 in Dušníky near Prague. Her parents were actively participating in the antinazi resistance movement during the World War II. After the communist putsch in February 1948 the family sawmill had been confiscated and the father was imprisoned for one year. Miluška Havlůjová tried to clear his name, but in May 1953 she was arrested as well. She was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for an attempt of incitement against the state and spying, in spite of having an 18 months old son (her father was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment simultaneously). After two years she was released because of so-called action ‘M’, when president of Czechoslovakia Antonín Zápotocký granted a pardon to women with small children. Immediately after she returned home, Miluška broke her leg, because she got an inflammation of bone marrow, which was a result of a prison infection. She passed through a seven months long complicated treatment and then started to work as an accountant. After the velvet revolution in 1989 she engaged in politics and became a member of the OF. In years 1992-1998 she served as a mayor of Rudná. Disrupted mother-son relationship has never healed completely.