Photo taken in:PragueYear when photo was taken:1947Country name at time of photo:Czechoslovakia, 1945 - 1989Country name today:Czech RepublicName of the photographer / studio:Foto ?Esta? G. Kozakova a spol.
This picture was taken on the wedding day of my stepsister Vera in 1947. On my mother's left are I, my stepfather, Ota Lass, and Vera. My parents' marriage didn't last long, and they divorced after four years. After that, my mother returned with me to Prague. About a year after we returned to Prague from Germany, she married for a second time, a Czech Jew named Ota Las, who came from Serlovice near Tabor. He was born in 1898. They were married at the Old Town Hall in Prague, and didn't have a Jewish wedding. My stepfather and I got along very well; he treated me wonderfully. In 1930 my mother had a daughter, Vera, whom she loved very much. My sister didn't want to stay here after the war. She was seeing a young man, who had relatives in Israel, was a fervent Zionist and wanted to move there. My sister married him and they left in 1948. She worked as a stewardess on some international steamship. There she met her second husband, and together they decided to stay in America. She lives there, in Los Angeles, and has four children. For some time we wrote each other, but I have to admit that we don't have a lot in common and don't keep in touch.