Stella Kotoucova and schoolmates

Stella Kotoucova and schoolmates
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  • Photo taken in:
    Brno
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
This is a picture of my mom, Stella Kotoucova, and her schoolmates. Mom is second from left. The picture was taken in Brno in the 1910s. My mom was born in Mohelno in 1902. Although she did not go to university, she was a very educated woman in her day. After elementary school she attended a secondary school for women, which was a German school in Brno, where she learned subjects ranging from maths and Czech to cooking. After marrying my dad, she stayed at home, but she helped him with the company. In Brno there were many textile factories producing a great deal of textile waste that could be further processed. My father would buy the leftovers and do just that. The leftovers were unwoven and processed differently, depending on what kind of textile it was. He was nor particularly successful in his trade; I know at one time the company fell apart completely. I think he was trying to assert himself.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Stella Kotoucova
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Mohelno
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz-Birkenau
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Senska
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Jewish Museum in Prague
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