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Marriage of Ella Wernerova and Karel Chaim Werner

This photograph shows my parents' wedding. I don't know anything about how my parents met; in this case I can only imagine how things happened. I think that they likely met at some spa at the end of the 1920s. I've seen photographs of my father in various spa towns from that period, so it's possible that he and my mother met someplace while on vacation. During my childhood I never discussed it with my parents, after the war I no longer had the possibility of asking anyone. That's why I don't even know when and where they had their wedding.

Pavla Weissensteinova and her children

I'd estimate that this picture is from the 1920s, judging by the period clothing worn by my mother Ella Wernerova (nee Weissensteinova), who on the photograph is standing on the far left. Her mother, my grandmother Pavla Weissensteinova (nee Pollakova) - after whom I'm named, by the way - is sitting in the middle in the wicker chair. My mother’s brother Otto Weissenstein is on the right. The photo was taken at some spa, where the Weissenstein family used to go on vacation during the time of the First (Czechoslovak) Republic (1918-1938).

 

Pavla Weissensteinova and her children

I'd estimate that this picture is from the 1920s, judging by the period clothing worn by my mother Ella Wernerova (nee Weissensteinova), who on the photograph is standing on the far left. Her mother, my grandmother Pavla Weissensteinova (nee Pollakova) - after whom I'm named, by the way - is sitting in the middle in the wicker chair. My mother’s brother Otto Weissenstein is on the right. The photo was taken at some spa, where the Weissenstein family used to go on vacation during the time of the First (Czechoslovak) Republic (1918-1938).

 

Ella Wernerova

In this photo my mother, Ella Wernerova (nee Weissensteinova) is around eight or nine years old, her parents had her portrait taken in Nachod at the Langhans studio.

 

My mother was born on 4th May 1905 in Nachod. She had an older brother, Otto Weissenstein, who was born on 1st March 1894 in Nachod. My mother was this refined figure, she was very cultivated.

 

Adolf Weissenstein

This is a photograph of my grandfather Adolf Weissenstein, who I never knew because he died before I was born, the only thing that I know about him is that he was a tailor and lived in Nachod. He and my grandmother Pavla Weissensteinova (nee Pollakova) had an older son, that is, my uncle, Otto Weissenstein, who was born in 1894, and my mother, Ella Wernerova (nee Weissensteinova), who was born in 1906.

The Weissenstein family

This is my oldest family photograph. It was taken in Nachod sometime between the years 1906 and 1910. On the far right is my grandfather, Adolf Weisstein, whom I never knew, because he died before I was born. The only thing that I know about him is that he was a tailor. In the middle, beside my grandfather is my mother's brother, Otto Weissenstein, who was born in Nachod in 1894. I remember Uncle Otto, when I was in Nachod a couple of times, he would always bring me candy. My mother, Ella Wernerova (nee Weissenteinova), is that tiny little girl in a white dress in the center.

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