Veronika Kosikova with her parents

This is a picture of me and my parents, Alexander Reitman and Alica Reitmanova, nee Wassermanova. It was taken in Zlate Moravce in 1944. I think my parents already knew that the situation was getting very serious and they wanted to have our picture taken. I don’t know the address where we lived then.

The woman in the picture was Julka Sykorova from Male Chyntice, district Zlate Moravce. She helped us in the household and later she gave me shelter. We were in contact with her long after the war.