Miroslav Svoboda is the director of Exodus and the main creator of the Scriptum.cz online collection. He has lived in Pilsen his entire life. Around 1980, he graduated from the transport industry school, but before 1989 he was forced to work in manual labour. After November 1989, he worked briefly in the Christian Democratic Party, and since 1992 has worked with Exodus, as chairman and director. After November 1989, he also attended the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague and the Social Work at the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
Now he is primarily engaged in Exodus and as a personal project he runs the Scriptum.cz site, which makes available dozens of samizdat and exile titles, most of which he owns the original copies of.
Plzeň, Czech Republic
- Hořice, Czech Republic
- Vrtálková, Anna
Svoboda, Miroslav , interview by Vrtálková, Anna , April 24, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection