I have survived the siege of Leningrad
Secondary school teacher of foreign languages Maja Fundová was born in 1931 in Leningrad. Her parents were of Latvian origin, but at home they spoke only Russian and never used the Latvian language. She lived in Leningrad throughout the siege of the city from 1941 to 1944 with her mother and younger brother. Their father had left the family. She was decorated with the Medal For The Defence Of Leningrad for helping on a sovchoz farm in the summer of 1943. She graduated in Leningrad with a degree in French and Spanish. In 1958 she met Luboš Funda, who was a Czech student of veterinary medicine in Leningrad at that time. They married a year later. She has been living in Czechoslovakia since 1960. She has been teaching foreign languages and living in the towns of Kadaň, Jičín and Třeboň (since 2000).