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Ironically, this is the only known photo of my grandfather. He died when my father was about 12, just after the end of WWII. This is taken in Nazi occupied Prague, and (if my smattering of German serves me) the headline says “Hitler Against London”. The newspaper is called the “Prague Daily Journal” (? I think) and is written in German. My parents were forced to learn German at school, and my mother wondered and was upset by the dissappearance of her Jewish friends from school.
Himmler believed that up to 50% of (non-Jewish)Czechs could be Germanised or “Aryanised”…….

So much to write about this, but words are failing me. I keep writing and deleting. I don’t want to get melodramatic yet I would like to present the horror of the times for those who lived them. The horror of the concentration camps can’t even be imagined by those of us who have never been there, but there is also the fear, the horror of those whose daily lives were lived under the tyrany of the Nazi regime …..Lest We Forget.


hitler, nazi, czech, czechoslovakia, prague, wwii, family history


  • limerick
    limerickover 3 years ago

    This is an incredible shot.. I understand the writing and deleting of text, reason and explanation. This photo stands tall. Lest We Forget.

  • sorry I didn’t reply sooner……thanks so much for your kind comment. It means a lot to me. Yes I am pleased that in writing I can type and delete, so I don’t sound like a rambling nut-job like I do when I speak…lol

    – VenusOak

  • Tiznar
    Tiznarover 3 years ago

    Sometimes events and memories have no words … thank you for saying how it was; many do not believe facts. Lest We Forget.

  • thanks so much for your kind comment …it really means a lot to me

    – VenusOak

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalover 3 years ago

    This photo is of history value. Never forget it. As I once was in Prague I’ve seen drawings of children in Therienstadt in the Jewish Museum (if I’ve more time I’ll show them here). I cried.

  • oh marlies….thanks so much for your comment, and sorry I didn’t reply sooner……your words mean a lot to me. I look forward to seeing the pictures if you post them

    – VenusOak

  • steve2727
    steve2727over 3 years ago

    graphically telling and pertinent!

  • sorry I didn’t reply sooner……thanks so much….you rock

    – VenusOak

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...over 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this powerful photo and your words….

  • sorry I didn’t reply sooner……thanks so much…..your comments mean so much to me, and I am pleased you are still here on RB

    – VenusOak

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