Veronika Kosikova with her parents

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  • Photo taken in:
    Karlovy Vary
    Year when photo was taken:
    1949
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic

This is a post-war picture of my parents, Alexander Reitman and Alica Reitmanova, nee Wassermanova, and me. It was taken in Karlovy Vary in 1949.

After the war things seemed at first hopeful, but when the communists gained power, everything got worse. My father was imprisoned in the 1950s. We lived in Nitra. My father was in prison and we had a picture taken for him in 1951. My father was in prison several times. That time it was after the illegal emigration of his brother. The history of Zionism influenced our family all the time and I was excluded from university for that reason.

Interview details

Interviewee: Veronika Kosikova
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Veronika Kosikova
Year of birth:
1940
City of birth:
Zlate Moravce
Country name at time of birth:
Independent State of Slovakia 1938-45
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in the humanities
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Reitmanova
    Year of changing: 
    1961
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Alexander Reitman
Year of birth:
1909
City of birth:
Szelepcseny
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1988
City of death:
Bratislava
Country of death:
Czechoslovakia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
after WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
  • Previous family name: 
    Sandor Reitman
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

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