Today we all tend to say it was not possible any other way during the Communist regime, but it is not true
Anna Pešatová, née Jakubcová, was born on February 24, 1937 in Ústí nad Orlicí as the eighth child in the family of upholsterers František and Marie Jakubcovi. After February 1948, František Jakubec was labelled as an exploiter by the regime, because he employed an orphan in the workshop, to whom he provided an apartment and food. The religious family did not renounce their faith even under the increasing pressure of the communist regime. The witness’s brothers, Josef and Václav Jakubec, served as priests. In 1950, Josef witnessed Action K at the Jesuit grammar school in Prague-Bubeneč. Both brothers had to join the PTP. Anna’s uncle was the well-known Jesuit priest Josef Jakubec, who was sentenced in the 1950 trial to twenty years for high treason. He died after five years in prison. Anna was not allowed to study and she was bullied by her supervisor at work. During her wedding, which took place in the church, the area was crowded with plainclothes police. She and her husband Josef raised two sons, Pavel and Josef. They faced the dullness of the coming normalization with the fact that they did not give up their faith - on the contrary, they sent their sons on secret pastoral holiday stays, so-called cottages, organized by Karl Herbst. In 2020, Anna Pešatová lived with her husband in Prague.