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Page from a baby album belonging to Alena Pekova.

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    Page from a baby album belonging to Alena Pekova.
    Page from a baby album belonging to Alena Pekova.

    Overview

    Caption
    Page from a baby album belonging to Alena Pekova.
    Date
    April 1935 - 1937
    Locale
    Prague, [Bohemia] Czechoslovakia
    Variant Locale
    Praha
    Czech Republic
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Marta Mautnerova Pekova

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Marta Mautnerova Pekova

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    Biography
    Marta Mautnerova (now Pekova) is the daughter of Zigmund Mautner and Hedvika Mautnerova. She was born in Prague on August 8, 1913. Marta had three siblings: Eliska (b. June 3, 1911), Josef (b. May 7, 1919) and Jiri (b. September 8, 1925). On May 1, 1932 Marta married Karel Pick (later Peka) in Prague. During their honeymoon in Italy the following year, the couple met Mussolini who was staying at the same resort. Their daughter, Alena, was born three years later, on March 20, 1935. After the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia and the establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939, the family was trapped in Prague. They were soon forced to abandon their home and move in with another Jewish family. In November 1941 Marta's husband was deported to Theresienstadt with the second transport, AK2. Marta and Alena followed in December. In Theresienstadt, Karel was employed as an electrician at the power station, while Marta worked in the camp administration office. All three evaded deportation to Auschwitz and were liberated in Theresienstadt on May 8, 1945. Marta's parents and siblings, however, all perished, some in Theresienstadt and others in Auschwitz.
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