In our family religion wasn´t a big deal
Vera Konig was born 1st May 1942 in Ambato, Ecuador. Her parents, Victor and Hana, managed to leave Czechoslovakia in time: in 1938 they were sent with a group of agricultural experts to Ecuador to help improve local agriculture. During the WWII a large number of family members, those whocould not leave in time were murdered in concentration camps. In 1947 the Konigs decided to return to Czechoslovakia but a year later due to the Communist coup they emigrated again, this time to Canada. At first they lived in Montreal, a year later they moved to the province of Nova Scotia and in 1950 to New York where Vera has been living ever since. Vera has studied Physical Education at Queen´s College, has received an Education Degree from New York University and completed Social Work and Analysis studies at the Psychoanalytic Institute. The Konigs have always been a sportive family, Vera has been taking part in tennis tournaments even today. Since 1963 the Konigs with their two daughters Vera and Katja have been visiting their relatives in the Czech Republic. Vera, after the parents passed away (Victor in 2005, Hana in 2008), has still been joining the family reunions and says she feels like at home here.