Jewish star

Jewish star
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    2006
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czech Republic
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Dagmar Greslova
This is the star that we had to wear on our clothing. I remember that we got a large yellow sheet, from which we had to cut out and trim six-pointed stars, and we had to sew them onto our clothes, there where your heart is. I've got my star hidden away to this day, it's this reminder of wartime. I didn't feel that wearing the star was something I should be ashamed of. We were Jews, everyone knew that, so I didn't perceive it as an insult. Once my cousin Milena Krausova received a summons, and was walking along the street in Prague with a star on her lapel, and two young workers she didn't know came up to her, each of them took her by one arm, and proudly walked along with her. It was this nice gesture, they showed demonstratively that although no one was allowed to talk to her, they were proudly walking around with her. Because my cousin was also a very pretty girl!

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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