Petr Eisner and his sister Hana Kocourkova

This photo was taken in Prague in the 1950s. Here you can see my two children, Petr and Hana.

At the end of December 1948 our son Petr was born, and I worked up until the doctors urgently advised me to take maternity leave early due to the danger of infection. I continued my studies by correspondence, because our cheerful and very active son was the center of my interests.

The situation in my first marriage wasn't easy, but I was convinced that I'd manage everything, and in any case, I wanted a second child. Hanicka was born in 1952, when I finished school and Petr was three.