The wedding of Pavel Stransky

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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1946
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic

This is a picture from the wedding of my cousin Pavel Stransky, taken in Prague in 1946. From right to left: my uncle Leo Kovanic and his wife Polina Kovanicova, Pavel with his wife and me.

There are also some friends in the second row. Pavel Stransky married in Terezin but the marriage was not valid so they had to marry again after World War II.

On the picture, Pavel wears the uniform because he had to enter the army service after he had come back from the concentration camp.

Usually the young men were going for two years to serve in the army but due to the circumstances he went only for something like three months.

I knew the Stranskys very well from my childhood. We were visiting them often and spent some wonderful summer holidays in Brandys nad Orlici together with other of my cousins. Pavel and his wife had two sons.

Interview details

Interviewee: Anna Hyndrakova
Interviewer:
Pavla Neuner
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2003
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Pavel Stransky
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Prague

Other Person

Anna Hyndrakova
Year of birth:
1928
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Prague
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia 1918-1938
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Kovanicova
    Year of changing: 
    1949
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History FoundationJewish Museum in Prague

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