Founder of the newspaper Nitrianska verejnost and participant of November 1989
Pavol Bakos was born on June 7, 1956, in Levice. His father was a protestant priest, who worked at a parish in Zemberovce. Pavol was from three children, he has two younger brothers. His father was an officer of spiritual service during the Second World War, and he participated in fights in Poland and Ukraine. He was also a member of the Slovak National Uprising, later, he was hiding two Russian fugitives from a concentration camp. Pavol Bakos studied Biology at Comenius University in Bratislava, he became a member of Slovak Union of Nature and Landscape Protectors. Some of its members joined Public Against Violence during the Velvet Revolution, Bakos organised demonstrations in Nitra. He came up with the idea of liberal newspaper Nitrianska verejnost, which was published between 1989-1990. After the fall of the communist regime, Bakos worked in the municipal office in Nitra, where he was responsible for the city’s vegetation and environmental protection. Currently, he is retired and lives in Nitra, district Drazovce.