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Miroslav Střída was born March 1, 1936 in Ústín na Hané. The family owned the largest farm with 24 hectares of arable land. The family was steadfastly refusing to join the Unified Agricultural Cooperatives (JZD) during the collectivization process. In 1955 their farm was confiscated and the family evicted from their house. Miroslav’s father was regularly attending meetings in the café in the National Building, where people led by Dr. Ing. Ladislav Kameníček were planning to establish an independent agricultural party. This party was to become involved in politics after the fall of the communist regime. However, its members were arrested by the StB, and in May 1960 they were sentenced to many years of imprisonment in the trial with Dr. Ing. Ladislav Kameníček and Co. Miroslav Střída Sr. was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment, but he died after two years in prison due to untreated vein disease. His son Miroslav Střída Jr. likewise faced problems due to his origin as a son of an independent farmer. He did not have a chance to study any school, and he was initially fired from several jobs. After the fall of the communist regime the family farm was returned to him in the restitution process, but the Agricultural Cooperative has completely devastated the farm during the many years they had been using it, and Miroslav still gradually works on its reconstruction. Miroslav Střída Jr. still lives in Ústín.