I will never understand why dad or other Jews did not leave the village when they already knew what was happening in Germany
Erna Pokorná, née Lamplová was born on the 16th of May 1931 in Hroubovice as a second child to a mixed family; father Ervin Lampl was a Jew, mother Anna was a Roman Catholic. Father died in 1939 because of a car crash, few months after the beginning of German occupation. Even though he was not very religious, he wanted the children to be registered in a Jewish register. After her brother Jiří Lampl reached fifteen years, he had to get on a transport to Terezín. His cousin Ervin from Skutče took care of him there. Unfortunately, they both had to go to one of last transports to East. Brother Jiří died during a death march after the destruction of camp in Bialystok. Erna, her aunt married to Aryan and her two children were the only one who survived Holocaust from the Jewish part of the family. They hid Russian refugees in their family house at the end of war. Erna studied a grammar school in Chrudim after war and she started to work in Transporta factory in Chrudim. She was dismissed from the factory because of losing credibility in 1958. Erna Pokorná raised two sons. She became a widow in 1979. Later, she returned to Transporta and the purges after 1968 affected only her husband. She retired on the 1st of July 1989.