I ministered to Dean Schwaller and pastor Josef Toufar
Karel Miláček was born on 26 April 1932 in Háj near Ledeč nad Sázavou. He grew up in a Catholic family in Zahradka and his father Karel Milacek was a shoemaker and led dance lessons. Since an early age the witness ministered in the local church of St. Vitus. First to Dean Schwaller and later to Josef Toufar. In September 1945, during the ceremonial unveiling of the memorial to the victims of Nazism in nearby Kobylí mine, tragedy occurred, because of shooting in a pole of high voltage eight participants of the festivities from the Gardens and surroundings were killed. Shortly thereafter Karel started to study grammar school in Hradec Králové; a year later he moved to the newly established grammar school in Ledeč nad Sázavou and there he graduated in 1951. He continued his medical studies in Prague, where he ended up after three semesters due to nerve strain and was employed as an economist at Kovofiniš. Official authorities of Zahrádka reported a testimony regarding his daughter, which prevented her from attending the Secondary Pedagogical School in Litomyšl. In the mid-seventies he was forced to move with his family to Ledeč nad Sázavou, because the town of Zahrádka disappeared due to the construction of the Švihov reservoir. Since then the witness has lived in Ledeč nad Sázavou.