Nazis let my mother give birth to me, then they sent her die
Vratislav Ebr His mother was the sister of the parachutist Josef Valčík, who cooperated with Gabčík and Kubiš to kill Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking Nazi official, in May 1942. Vratislav’s mother died in January 1943 in a gas chamber in Mauthausen. Vratislav’s father was executed in October 1942 also in Mauthausen, just three days after he was born. Until the end of the war, he was placed in a nursery home for infants, and was later adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Ebr. He became a bookseller, and since 1969 he has been the chief of a famous Prague bookshop, “Arbesovo knihkupectví“.