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Miluše Axamitová (1929) - Biography

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"The wedding was postponed for ten years; the groom has been arrested by communists."

Mrs. Miluše Axamitová - Born Hesová, she was born in 1929. She comes from Zemětice village in Merklín region. After graduating from the Teacher institute in Plzen she worked as a teacher at several grammar schools in Western Bohemia. In 1949, while teaching in Kdyně town she met Antonín Axamit (1913) - the savings officer. They started to see each other. But when they were planning their wedding Antonín Axamit was arrested and sentenced to fifteen years in jail for treason. He was arrested because he arranged the border crossing for three college students. Miluše Hesová waited ten years for him while he was being held in communist camps in Jáchymov town or Vojna camp in Příbram region. He was released on amnesty in May 1960. In August 1960, Miluše Hesová and Antonín Axamit got married. Because of their job they moved to Plzeň region and later to Plzeň town. Antonín Axamit worked for the Building construction company until his retirement. Mrs. Axamit was teaching on grammar school in Plzeň-Litice until her retirement in 1984. Together they had two daughters who were not allowed (by communists) to study due to their father´s past and also for their undisguised Christian faith. After 1989 Mr. Axamit became a member of the Confederation of Political Prisoners, but due to his weak health conditions he was often represented by his wife, who cooperates with the confederation until these days. Mr. Antonín Axamit died in 2000.


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