Věroslava Tkáčová

* 1924  †︎ 2019

Celé nahrávky jsou k dispozici pouze pro přihlášené uživatele.

There were soldiers standing at the station, and they tried to smile at us fifteen-year-old girls, and I still remember how we wept

Věroslava Tkáčová, 1945
Věroslava Tkáčová, 1945
zdroj: PNS Olomoucko

Věroslava Tkáčová was born on 26 September 1924 in Ostrava. She enjoyed a peaceful childhood with her parents and brother in Ostrava-Mariánské Hory. She experienced the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and the outbreak of World War II as a young girl. The horrors of the war affected those closest to her - her father was arrested by the Gestapo and her relatives were taken to a concentration camp. Věroslava avoided forced labour thanks to the help of a former family doctor. She was an eye-witness of the tragic event in Lískovic in 1943, where the Nazis executed five innocent men as a warning, leaving their bodies to hang on railway posts. Shortly before being liberated, she experienced air raids and the bombing of Ostrava by Soviet aeroplanes. She married after the war, in 1947; she has two daughters. Věroslava Tkáčová died in August 2019.