My parents, Erich and Hilde Samenfeld.
My name is Gary Samenfeld and this website is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Erich and Hildegard(geb. Pfifferling) Samenfeld. I want to chronicle what their lives were like as Jews in Germany and the United States. I will be including photographs, documents, and various written materials. My mother passed away in December of 2004 and I now have many things that she had saved.My daughter, Michelle, suggested that I make a website so that all of this information would not be lost, and be organized into one place. The pictures that I have that were taken in Germany will show what their lives were like in Germany, that is to say, they lived as typical Germans and I want to add that they were always proud of their German heritage. They came to America with their respective nuclear families, my father's in 1938, and my mother's in 1939, and became good citizens in their new country. I have included a speech that I wrote myself some years ago that will explain the backrounds of my parents and their other family members. The pictures, documents, and other writings will have captions to explain what they all are. This will be a work-in-progress, as I may find more items to include in this website.Gary Samenfeld , Greenville, South Carolina