Photo taken in:Karlovy VaryYear when photo was taken:1919Country name at time of photo:Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938Country name today:Czech Republic
This is my mother in the picture. The photo is from 1919 and was taken in Karlovy Vary. My mother, Irena, is of course one of the daughters of Viliam and Cecilia Braun. She was born in 1897 in Nitra. They called her Csibi. No one knew her by any other name than Csibinéni. Csibe, which means chick, that's from Hungarian. Because she was this typical little chick, merry and chipper. My mother was amazing. Unfortunately she got cancer. Just the year before she died, we'd still been skating and skiing together. In 1953 she died suddenly in Zilina of cancer.