My teenage years fear hatred of Hitler, effort, to end the war and free ourselves”
Anna Bergerová, nee Danova, was born on March 3, 1930, in the Ruthenian village of Habura in eastern Slovakia. She had two brothers who were active in anti-fascist resistance groups in Czech Republic. After the outbreak of the war, she lived with her mother Julia and sister Maria. When German soldiers moved into their house, they fled and stayed with the partisans. In the partisan unit Chapayev, she helped Dr. Gruber (real name Jozef Dolina) as a nurse. At the same time, she worked with her sister Maria as a connection, they smuggled ammunition and on spy missions. After the rupture of the German front line in November 1944, she continued to work near Kalinov as a nurse for soldiers and partisans returning from the frontline and released prisoners from concentration camps. After the war, she graduated from the grammar school in Humenné, and later the Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava. She was an official of the Slovak Women’s Union, a member of the National Committee and she is still actively involved in social and political life even when she is retired and living with her husband in Bratislava.