Johana Kotoucova

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  • Photo taken in:
    Brno
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938

This is a picture of my grandmother on my father's side, Johana Maria Kotoucova. The picture was taken in Brno in the 1930s for an ID card.

My grandmother was born in 1862 in Oslavany. Her father was Salamon Hansl. My grandmother was from a Jewish family but a non-religious Jewish family and she herself wasn't religious. My grandmother was an ordinary woman. I loved her but my contact with her was minimal. I remember her as a withdrawn woman, with illnesses appropriate to her age. I think she didn't have any siblings.

My father had a sister named Marie; she was born in 1890. During the 1930s my grandpa died and Grandma and my aunt Marie moved from Oslavany to Brno. They lived together and they both helped my father: he would always bring textile to a storage space and they would unweave it.

Interview details

Interviewee: Kurt Kotouč
Interviewer:
Pavla Neuner
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2004
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Johana Kotoucova
Year of birth:
1862
City of birth:
Oslavany
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Treblinka
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Treblinka
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Hanslova
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Jewish Museum in Prague
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