Veronika Kosikova with her parents

This is a post-war picture of my parents, Alexander Reitman and Alica Reitmanova, nee Wassermanova, and me. It was taken in Karlovy Vary in 1949.

After the war things seemed at first hopeful, but when the communists gained power, everything got worse. My father was imprisoned in the 1950s. We lived in Nitra. My father was in prison and we had a picture taken for him in 1951. My father was in prison several times. That time it was after the illegal emigration of his brother. The history of Zionism influenced our family all the time and I was excluded from university for that reason.