Wedding day of Ruth Goetzova's stepsister Vera

Wedding day of Ruth Goetzova's stepsister Vera
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1947
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945 - 1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
    Name 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.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Hilda Lasova
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Prague
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1963
City of death:
Prague
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Krauskopfova
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920
  • Previous family name: 
    Goetzova
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage

Other Person

Ota Las
Year of birth:
1898
City of birth:
Serlovice u Tabora
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1951
City of death:
Prague
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Businessman

Additional Information

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

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