Alena Munkova with her brother at the Letna riverfront

Alena Munkova with her brother at the Letna riverfront
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1930
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
Here I'm with my brother on the street on Letna. That building is still there, it's the former statistical office, now it's the tax office for Prague 6. It's on the riverfront. I'm let's say five and Jirka is ten, at most we are six and eleven, respectively. I don't know who took the picture. I was born on 24th September 1926. I was born in Prague, and besides Terezin, I've never lived anywhere else. I've got one brother, who was born in 1921. He was born on 26th November. His real name is Jiri Synek, but he's known by his artistic name of Frantisek Listopad. I'm giving his artistic name, because he's quite popular under his pseudonym abroad as well as here. He's had several books published, and also does theater. My parents had one more child, born before me, but it soon died. So I don't have any other siblings, not even step-siblings. Because my father married two more times, but didn't have any children with any of those women, and neither did they have any children from previous marriages. They were divorced and childless when they married him.

Interview details

Interviewee: Alena Munková
Interviewer:
Terezie Holmerová
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2006
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Alena Munková
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Dramaturgist, scriptwriter
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Synková
    Year of changing: 
    1963
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Frantisek Listopad
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Poet, prose writer, essayist, theater and television director
  • Previous family name: 
    Synek

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Jewish Museum Prague

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