Anna Mrazkova

Anna Mrazkova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This photograph is from the 1950s, when I was already married to my first husband. I met my first husband, Karel Capek, at the faculty hospital in internal medicine. We were married in 1950. My husband was a doctor. At that time I was working as a nurse. I worked at the Research Institute in the clinical department in nutritional research, later I transferred to the experimental department, where we did experiments on animals. The first years after the war, I didn't have the desire to tell anyone about what I'd lived through. Shortly after the war, one doctor from Luze who'd moved away to America approached me, whether I wouldn't write down my reminiscences for him. He was interested in my history, what I'd gone through in the concentration camps. But back then I had to refuse, I apologized to him, that it wasn't the right time yet. I needed to forget those horrors, not bring them to life. I've also never gone to Auschwitz to have a look, I was afraid of that, today I probably don't have to be afraid anymore, but visiting Auschwitz doesn't entice me in the least. On the other hand, we girls who'd been in the camp together used to meet regularly in Prague. I remember that the son of one of them was terribly surprised at how it was possible that we always laugh so much together, that he'd never heard so much guffawing as when we meet and recall the concentration camp. But we used to have fun like this in the camp, too! To this day, I attend various memorial events, and my friends and I always have a laugh.

Interview details

Interviewee: Anna Mrazkova
Interviewer:
Dagmar Greslova
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2006
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Anna Mrazkova
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Luze
Occupation
after WW II:
Nurse
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Polakova
    Year of changing: 
    1950
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Capkova
    Year of changing: 
    1956
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1900s

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