Hana Krušinová

* 1934  

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I’ll never forget the teachers in Svatobořice

Hana Krusinova old photo
Hana Krusinova old photo
photo: Hana Krušinová

Hana Krušinová, née Hejlová, was born on 15 April 1934 in Prague into the family of František and Milada Hejl, a bank clerk and housewife. She has a sister Eva, who is three years her elder. Her parents were significant supporters of the paratrooper group Anthropoid, which conducted the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Her parents actively assisted Gabčík and Kubiš from the time of their arrival in Prague. When they were arrested in July 1942, their daughters Hana and Eva spent their last summer holiday in Moravia. Upon returning on 28 August the Gestapo arrested straight at the train station, and instead of going to their grandparents, they were both taken to the Jenerálka and then to Svatobořice, the same as another forty or so descendants of arrested and executed resistance fighters. Hana Krušinová did not discover her parents’ fate until after the war.