When they executed my dad, Gestapo had his life insurance paid
Věra Skořepová was born on 19 May 1926 in Německý (Havlíčkův) Brod as a second child to a family of school inspector Miloslav Skořepa. Her mum was a teacher before the wedding and a housewife after it. Věra had a brother Jiří who was five years older. The family lived in Roudnice nad Labem from 1935 where her father worked as a school inspector, he got a new position in Prague after two years and the family followed him there. When narrating, Věra remembers mainly her father, an educator, and a scientist. He strived for modernisation of the school system and for making education accessible for children from poor background. He was an editor of School Reform and School Administration magazines and also Komenský magazine, he was also a chairman of Komenský Legacy publishing house. He was a patriot and a supporter of Masaryk. He was in resistance movement during Protectorate. Gestapo arrested him after the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. He was executed in Kobylisy Shooting Range on 15 June 1942.