From the age of fourteen she served in Romanian families
Štefanie Táborská, née Šíbalová, was born on January 7, 1950 in the Czech village of Svatá Helena (Sfânta Elena) in Romanian Banat. She grew up in very poor circumstances, her parents Anna and Rudolf made their living as small farmers. She was originally one of four daughters of her parents, but two of her sisters died shortly after birth. In Svatá Helena she attended the local school, completed four years and then helped her parents on the farm. From the age of fourteen she served and took care of children in Romanian families, first of all with her older sister Anna in Moldova Nouă and shortly thereafter in Timișoara, where she ran away and went back home. In 1967 she married Václav Táborský, in other words at the age of seventeen. Her husband worked in the mines, while our witness looked after the farm and brought up the children. Her older sister Anna moved to Žatec after 1989, where she has now settled permanently. The witness was living in Svatá Helena at the time of recording (October 2021).