“I was traveling alone to see my brother and a school class of
teenage girls got on the tram. The teachers were in the back, but
they were not paying attention to them. One of the girls said,
‘Look, a gypsy is here,’ and hit me. I asked her, ‘What are you
doing?’ and she pulled my hair, started beating me, and the
others joined in…”
Veronika was 15 when this happened, and for the last year she has had problems sleeping, forgetting things, and she gets tired easily. She lives in Prague and wants to be a chef at a fancy restaurant someday. For now, she goes to school and helps at home by cooking and watching her nephews and nieces.