We had to endure it all, they had a power in their hands
Zora Lichnerová was born in June 21, 1925 in Brezová pod Bradlom. Her father Ján Lichner (1882 – 1964) was an evangelical pastor and worked here in 1909 – 1951, mother Oľga (1916 – 1989) was a household. Zora was the youngest of six siblings. She attended four years of elementary school in Brezová pod Bradlom, then went to German elementary school for a year. Later she studied for three years at the girls’ grammar school and for another four years at the Business Academy in Bratislava, where she graduated. After she passed GCSE she graduated from the University of Economics and started to work. During World War II her family hid a Jewish woman who was hiding there from deportation. During the communist regime they threatened to arrest her father, who had to leave the parish in Brezová pod Bradlom.