A family photograph

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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This is a photo of me with my family. From left to right are my brother Pavol Hecht, his wife, I and my wife. Standing beside her is my brother Pavol's mother-in-law. My mother is on the right. At bottom right are my niece, and my son Peter.

We also used to go on vacations with my brother and his family. When we were on vacation in Yugoslavia in 1968 [17], news began spreading that the Russians would occupy us. We were afraid, and I think that we wouldn't even have returned from there. We had friends there, and they were inviting us to Switzerland. As our whole family was there, we were very seriously considering it. Well, but three days before they occupied us [18] we returned from the vacation. When we were at home, we had a hard time deciding what we should do. Then we stopped thinking about leaving.

Interview details

Interviewee: Bedrich Hecht
Interviewer:
Dasa Slobodnikova
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2006
Nitra, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Bedrich Hecht
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Preselany
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia
Occupation
before WW II:
Farmer
after WW II:
State receiver

Other Person

Pavol Hecht
Year of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Preselany
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia
Year of death:
2004
Country of death:
Slovakia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Student
after WW II:
Veterinary

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