I did not want to hear it and I did not want to speak about it. This is the first time I am talking about it
Ljuba was born on September 12, 1936 in Rozstání. She came from a mixed marriage: her mother Olga Wassertrillingová was Jewish and her father Jaroslav Pořízek was a Czech. When she was six years old, Ljuba and her mother were transported to Terezín on July 8, 1942. Due to her Jewish origin she spent nearly three years in the Terezín ghetto. For nine times, she and her mother were allegedly already in the the assembly place before a transport to some concentration or extermination camp. Nine times they were excluded from the transport. They owed their withdrawal from the transports to the fact that Ljuba‘s father was not a Jew and also to a holy picture of Virgin Mary with Little Jesus, which her mother deliberately dropped when she was handing over her documents before the transport. The family returned to Rozstání after the war. None of the relatives from her mother‘s side have survived the war. Ljuba‘s grandmother Käthe Wassertrillingová, uncle and aunt Erich and Anna Schreiber with their seven-year-old son Milan and uncle and aunt Josef and Gisela Wassertrilling with their thirteen-year-old son Otto have perished in concentration camps.