The Simas and their granddaughters

The Simas and their granddaughters
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czech Republic
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is my husband Vladimir Sima and I and our two granddaughters, Marketa and Veronika. The photo was taken in the 1990s. When our granddaughters were little, they didn't want to hear fairy tales. Instead they begged me to tell them about my life. So I told them about the various mischief we used to get into, and also about how this Jenny took care of me after I immigrated to England, how I'd been sad that I was in a foreign country and didn't understand anyone... Well, and now my granddaughters are going to school, and both of them are taking care of someone. And they're terribly proud of it. Right the first day of Grade 1, when she returned from school, the younger one, Veronika, told me, 'Grandma, I'm looking after Goran. He's a refugee from Croatia. He can't speak Czech.' And then she looked after some Georgian girl. The older one, Marketa, looked after a little Chinese boy. So when you imbue children already from childhood with some experiences...

Interview details

Interviewee: Dagmar Simova
Interviewer:
Lenka Kopřivová
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2006
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Dagmar Simova
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Deimlová
    Year of changing: 
    1949
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Vladimir Sima
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Designer

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Washington Post, International Herald Tribune and others
Date of interview:
1990s

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