During the horrible bombing of Prague, we had potato dumplings for lunch. We never had them after
Anna Šaršounová, née Martinovská, was born on the 3rd of May in 1932 in Proboštov by Teplice to Josef and Marie Martinovský. Her father was a miner. She had six siblings. Until the beginning of the WWII, the Martinovský family lived in Proboštov near Teplice, after the Sudeten were annexed by Germany, the family had to move to Prague. Here, Anna started attending primary school in Vojtěšská Street in November 1938. From third grade on, she started attending classes in Marta Aubrechtová’s ballet school in Vodičkova Street and during war, she played child roles in the Estates theatre. The family lived in Vojtěšská Street where a bomb fell on the house where they lived on the 14th of February of 1945. The whole family suffered various injuries, her seven-month-old brother was killed, eight-year-old sister Irenka lost her eyesight. The family got other lodging in Mánesova Street where, two months later, they were in danger again; during the Prague Uprising in May 1945, fire was aimed at their windows. They spent those scary days in a cellar. After the war, the family returned to Teplice where Anna later became a teacher. In 1950, she graduated from a teachers’ secondary school in Teplice. In 1953, she married Josef Šaršoun and in 1960, their son Jan was born. Anna Šaršounová spent all her life teaching at primary schools, for example in Jirkov, Bystřany, Žernovice, Prosetice, or Prachatice. In the 1980‘s, she and her family lived in Varnsdorf, in 1989, after her husband’s death, she returned to Teplice. In 1997, her son died. In 2021, she lived in Teplice.