It is such a marvellous idea. We are going to pay for these being installed n the pavement in front of the house in Prague where my family lived before deportation to Theresienstadt in 1943. The stones will have names of my grandfather and my mother’s brother. Now we were asked if we want to get the stones made also for my grandmother and my mother, who, unlike the two men , survived. I was surprised, but I thought, yes, they were also victims of the Holocaust. They came back, but they suffered, and of course lost so many close relatives.It left a big mark on my grandmother’s and mother’s lives. So I am thinking about it. Should we put my mother’s and grandmother’s names out there? Would they have liked it? I am just not sure.
Retired family doctor, writer. My second book,a family saga about emigration stories from the last 100 years, shows what happens to people who leave and what happens to the ones who stay. In 1939, many of the ones who stayed died. This book is for them. But it's also about life in a communist country, what it is to have a formidable unbearable Holocaust survivor as a mother and yes, about love and many other things. The book is going to be published in September 2021. View all posts by Eva Hnizdo