Wedding day of Ruth Goetzova's son Rene

Wedding day of Ruth Goetzova's son Rene
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1985
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945 - 1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is my son Rene's wedding day. He got married in 1985 in Prague at the Old Town Hall. Rene is happily married and has a daughter. His wife is an economist. When Rene was born, his father wanted to have him registered with the Jewish Community. But I refused. I said to myself, that if he will at some time feel himself to be Jewish, let him register himself, and that I don't want to decide for him. I didn't bring him up in a Jewish way very much. In our family my grandfather was the last person that observed Jewish traditions in at least some fashion. Although my son is interested in my past, he himself doesn't feel Jewish. We celebrate a normal Czech Christmas, during this time we get together at my son's along with his wife's parents. Until the revolution in 1989 my son worked as a technician at Orion and other factories, after the revolution he worked as the head fire safety technician at Motol Hospital, which is fairly responsible work. After our entry into the European Union he got a call from the school in Frydek-Mistek, with an offer to be a fire safety and security auditor. That he's apparently one of a very few experts who has the proper education and experience. Today he's this public auditor, he's got more work than he can handle, but it interests him and he enjoys it.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ruth Goetzová
Interviewer:
Pavla Neuner
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2004
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Ruth Goetzová
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Chemnitz
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
Occupation
after WW II:
Accountant

Other Person

Rene Goetz
Year of birth:
1956
City of birth:
Prague

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Jewish Museum in Prague
Date of interview:
1999

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