Harry Fink's daughters Vratislava and Jenny

Harry Fink's daughters Vratislava and Jenny
  • Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
In this picture you can see my two daughters Vratislava and Jenny. Vratislava is the one on the right and Jenny is on the left. The picture was taken in the 1960s on some family trip. I met my first wife at work. She's named Marie Pavlinkova, and was born in 1935. Our wedding was in 1952. We had two daughters: Vratislava in 1953, and Jenny, who was named after my grandmother, in 1958. Because I traveled a lot, to installations all over the republic and later even abroad, we began to have problems, which in 1969 resulted in a divorce. Maria and I used to live in Horni Slavkov in a three-room apartment. For some time after the divorce we lived under one roof. After the divorce in the beginning the girls could be together as much as they wanted, because we both lived in Slavkov, but then Marie remarried and moved away to be with her husband in Chomutov, and then they didn't see each other any more, only when Jenny came to visit us. From a young age the two girls had a bad relationship, they always fought and to this day I don't know why. One time it wasn't the way one would like, the next time the other, and right away things were bad. Even in adulthood they always argued, they could get along for only twenty minutes and then got into each other's hair. The girls attended elementary school in Slavkov. After she finished her compulsory schooling, Vratislava started working. She didn't want to go to school any more. She was always terribly hard-working. She wanted to work, to make money, and so that she could work with her hands. She was a crane operator. She worked her entire life for the Slavkov Construction Co. Vratislava isn't alive any longer. She died of cancer in 1992. Jenny graduated from nursing high school and works as a nurse.

Interview details

Interviewee: Harry Fink
Barbora Pokreis
Month of interview:
Year of interview:
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic


Jenny Purkarova
Year of birth:
City of birth:
Horny Slavkov
after WW II:
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Other Person

Vratislava Konarova
Year of birth:
City of birth:
Horny Slavkov
Year of death:
City of death:
Karlovy Vary
after WW II:
Manual laborer

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