Anna Polakova's report card

Anna Polakova's report card
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  • Photo taken in:
    Vysoke Myto
    Year when photo was taken:
    1939
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1939
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is my report card from third year of the Czechoslovak State High School in Vysoke Myto, where I took third and fourth year (1938/1939 and 1939/1940), until Hitler forbade Jews to study. But I have to admit that I was actually glad, because I didn't like studying too much. School was my number one enemy! So then for a year I studied to be a seamstress, but then even that wasn't possible, I could only be there on the sly, the lady in charge became afraid that she could have problems if she kept me on as a student. So a friend of my father's who was a tailor took me on. However it then began to be dangerous for him, too, he was afraid, so I left. So then I was at home, and sewed various bags, and then when the transports began I sewed various bedcovers, embroidered blankets, everything that could come in handy for us. But it was only for us or for friends, so for free, as I was no longer allowed to be employed anywhere.

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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