Ella Wernerova

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  • Photo taken in:
    Nachod
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918u
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic

In this photo my mother, Ella Wernerova (nee Weissensteinova) is around eight or nine years old, her parents had her portrait taken in Nachod at the Langhans studio.

 

My mother was born on 4th May 1905 in Nachod. She had an older brother, Otto Weissenstein, who was born on 1st March 1894 in Nachod. My mother was this refined figure, she was very cultivated.

 

I don't know anything about how my parents met; in this case I can only imagine how things happened. I think that they likely met at some spa at the end of the 1920s. I've seen photographs of my father in various spa towns from that period, so it's possible that he and my mother met someplace while on vacation. During my childhood I never discussed it with my parents, after the war I no longer had the possibility of asking anyone. That's why I don't even know when and where they had their wedding. It likely must have been in the year 1930. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Pavel Werner
Interviewer:
Dagmar Greslova
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2005
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Ella Wernerova
Year of birth:
1906
City of birth:
Nachod
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

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