“We all wanted to go back.”
Tanasis Avukatos was born in Jeseník in 1962. Both of his parents were Greeks who were forced to leave Greece during the civil war. His father went to Tashkent first; it wasn’t until later that he followed his own mother and sister to Czechoslovakia, where he met his future wife. Tanasis Avukatos lived in the Jeseník region until he was eighteen years old. He studied at a grammar school in Jeseník, and subsequently at a university in Prague. He worked in Olomouc for three years. In 1988, he immigrated to Greece. He returned eleven years later, however, because of employment. He works as a builder, he has a Czech wife and two daughters. They are all close to the Greek mentality and way of life. They visit Greece regularly.