Erna Kolbova with her mother-in-law

Erna Kolbova with her mother-in-law
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is a picture of my aunt Erna Kolbova and her mother-in-law. The photo was probably taken in Prague at the end of the 1930s. Erna's husband's parents were both Jewish. My mother had a sister, Erna, and a brother, Rudolf. Erna was two years younger, was childless but married, her husband was named Oskar Kolb. Oskar was a Jew and worked as the director of a distillery. Aunt Erna was a housewife. Each Sunday my grandfather and I would pick up my Uncle Oskar and go to the cemetery to visit my grandmother, and on the way back we would have a mid-morning snack at my aunt's and would then continue on home for dinner. I remember that Aunt Erna had a dog. I don't think that Erna and Oskar were particularly religious, but for sure they at least went to synagogue for the high holidays. Oskar died before the transports; Erna was transported to Terezin in the fall of 1942, and that same year further on, to the concentration camp Maly Trostinec, where she was shot.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ruth Goetzová
Interviewer:
Pavla Neuner
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2004
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Erna Kolbova
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Prague
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Maly Trostinets
Country of death:
Russia
Died where:
Maly Trostinets
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Krauskopfova
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Jewish Museum in Prague
Date of interview:
1999

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