It was written in the column “father”: at that time in the Mírov forced labour camp
Eva Malá was born on 23 June 1950 in Nová Paka. Her father served as an RAF fighter pilot in Great Britain during the Second World War. He was arrested in January 1950 and later sent to the Mírov forced labour camp where he was kept until June 1951. Eva was born at the time of her father´s imprisonment and in her childhood, she was not spared the consequences of repression, which also affected other relatives. Her uncle Radek Pavlovec was sentenced to serve twelve years in prison by the communist judiciary for attempting to leave the republic. His grandfather also did not avoid imprisonment and trial in 1960. Because of the reasons given above, Eva had extremely limited options of further studies when she completed compulsory schooling. The only possibility became a vocational field in Industrial Automation Plants. Her siblings (older sister Marie and younger brother Otakar) also had to face a similar fate. She started to study at Secondary Industrial School in 1968 and she graduated from it in 1973. Paradoxically, she was fired from her job at the same time. She started to work in the Rozvoj company in Nová Paka where she worked her way up to the position of head of technical control. Her father was promoted to colonel after 1989. Eva is active in the Confederation of Political Prisoners of the Czech Republic and in the Daughters society which unites the daughters of political prisoners of the 1950s. She has a son David from her marriage to Ota Malý. She lived in Semily at the time of recording (2021).