My mother, Elena Lacková, was a unique woman
Born on 23th June 1941 to the Roma family of Jozef Lacko and Elena Lacková in the municipality of Kapušany, Prešov district. His Mother Elena was a Roma activist and writer. Milan was the youngest of 7 siblings. At the end of the war, the family moved to Cheb near German border and stayed there for a few years. They returned to Prešov in 1949, where Milan completed his elementary school. After that he found work and completed apprenticeship in Plzeň to become an engineer for steam locomotives. By the end of the 1950’s his family moved to Czechia (Karlovy Vary) for the second time. His mother worked as a cultural worker. Soon they moved shortly back to Prešov and in 1960 they moved again to Czechia (Cheb). His mother worked there as a cultural worker and Milan was doing obligatory military service. He met Oľka (born on 10th July 1947) in Cheb who soon became his wife. She came from a village called Hrabkov but she grew up in Prešov. They have 5 children - 4 daughters and 1 son. Whole family moved back to Prešov in 1966. His mother, Elena Lacková worked again as a cultural worker in Lemešany municipality near Prešov. Milan worked as a driver for The Cultural Roma Union in years 1968 - 1973. After the union’s dissolution he found employment as a driver for Metallurgic company in Prešov and stayed employed there until his retirement.