Gabriela Brodska with her husband

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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1945
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic

In this picture you can see me and my husband Ondrej Brodsky. The photo was taken in the year 1945 in Prague.

After the war I returned home and sadly didn't find anyone from my family. I wasn't at home long, about six weeks. I wanted to finish conservatory. I left for Prague and on the first day there met my husband. Fourteen days later I was married. And that's how my entire musical career came to an end.

My husband was named Ondrej Brodsky. He was also a Jew, but it meant absolutely nothing to him. He was born on 17th October 1911. There was an age difference of twelve and a half, thirteen years between us. That's how I wanted it. I didn't want some young guy who hadn't sowed his wild oats yet, whose main interest was parties. I couldn't pull myself together psychically from everything that had happened. I needed a man that would support me in all respects, who would be my mother, father, brother, husband, everything. I could only find this in a more mature man. My husband was 33 and was a soldier in the foreign legion.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gabriela Brodska
Carlsbad, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Ondrej Brodsky
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
No information
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Karlovy Vary
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk

Other Person

Gabriela Brodska
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Roznava
Occupation
after WW II:
Accountant
  • Previous family name: 
    Rothova
    Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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