Harry Fink's school photograph

Harry Fink's school photograph
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is my school photo from the Men's Teacher's Institute. I don't know which one of the children is me. The photo was taken in Prague, probably in 1938. In 1937 I started school, at the Men's Teacher's Institute on Panska Street, where I attended up to the third grade, and then Jewish children weren't allowed to attend state schools any longer. Well, up to now I had thought that it was a matter of course, and only recently did they explain to me, that it wasn't at all a matter of course, that I continued to attend the fourth grade, at a Jewish school. I hadn't at all known that it wasn't like that for everyone, that most of them stopped going to school during the war. Then we went on the transport [in 1942]. At school I very much liked geography and history. They presented it so beautifully, it was very nice. There might have been about thirty of us in the class, and I was the only Jewish boy.

Interview details

Interviewee: Harry Fink
Interviewer:
Barbora Pokreis
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2005
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Harry Fink
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Manual laborer

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