It is possible to forgive even without the offender’s apology for the wrongdoing that he had done.
Jana Hlavsová was born in 1957 as the second daughter of Jiří Němec and Dana Němcová. Both her parents were active in the dissent movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Her father Jiří emigrated to Austria in 1981. When she was eighteen, Jana married musician Milan Hlavsa, who was a singer and bass guitarist in the legendary underground band The Plastic People of the Universe. In spring 1976, Mejla Hlavsa and tens of other artists from the underground scene were arrested. Hlavsa was eventually released from the infamous trial, receiving only a suspended sentence. Later he was blamed for collaborating with the StB. Jana supported him till his death in 2001. She worked with handicapped children. She is the mother of two children, Štěpán and Magdaléna.