When everyone was sleeping, I secretly put on my prosthetic and started to learn to walk.
Antonis Arabadzis was born in 1936 in northern Greece. He was wounded by a bomb shell in Buljkes, Yugoslavia, during the civil war (1944-1949). He was eleven years at the time. He arrived in the Czechoslovak Republic in January 1950 with an injured leg and blood poisoning. His leg was amputated soon after. He had arrived alone, with no family, as he had lost his father a year earlier and his mother had died during World War II. He spent his childhood in a children’s home in Šilhéřovice. He had three brothers and a sister. He learned Czech very quickly. During the Fifties he trained to become a bandager. In the years 1963 to 2006 he worked as a projectionist in Cinema Ponrepo. He married in the Czech Republic and started a family there. He does not want to move back to Greece, but he visits often.