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cf. Extracts taken from Maria MRASEK's (née SCHWEDER) mini-memoir completed January 2000 (in family archives), entitled "Eine kleine Geschichte meines Lebens" (German original translated into English by pip).
" ... There were three children in this family: Maria (Mari), Ferry and Christian. In addition they took on Suse, whose mother Ulrike (Riki) had died just a year after her daughter’s birth. Suse stayed with the family until her eighteenth birthday … (or longer, I’m not too sure). ... My mother was born in 1899, Suse in 1901 – the same year as Ferry. They lived in Königinhof on the river Elbe. (formerly in Czechoslovakia, part of greater Austria-Hungary, now “Dvur Kralove nad Labem”, Czech. Republic) It was a lovely, square-built, two-storeyed house, dating from circa 1860, with an enormous garden and a big coach-house for the coaches. I can’t remember anymore where the horses were stabled - perhaps they were quartered on neighbouring farmland. There was also a tennis court and, at the time I knew it, a vegetable plot with maize, peas, strawberries and flowers. ... (circa July 1945) ... And then one day Uncle Ferry appeared with our granny. They had both been held in the concentration camp at Theresienstadt (formerly in Czechoslovakia, now” Terezin”, Czech Republic), had organised a bus to take them home with a few other people from their area and were making a short stop in Prague. So at least we now knew that they were still alive because we had not had any news of them at all from that camp..."
(pip - July 2013)