These are the five Affidavits Of Support that were necessary for the Pfifferling family to come to America. As I mentioned in my speech my mother explained to me that the Jewish people could not come to the United States just because they wanted to come here. Even though the danger was great, one could not come to the land of freedom without having someone to sponsor you. You had to have relatives who were already here, who had accumulated enough money to support you so that individuals would not have to be any kind of burden on the government. In 1934 my mother's cousin Margot was the first to come to Milwaukee because we had relatives on the Guttmann (Oma Julchen and her sister Meta were Guttmanns) side of the family, with the last name of Frank who had come to Milwaukee many years before. Then, after working to save up enough money Margot brought over her sister, Leisel in 1936. From my speech: The two young women were able to get their parents, Alfons and Meta Berg, who was my Oma Julchen's sister, out of Germany in 1937. Two years later and not a minute too late, the four of them brought my mother's family to safety.
Leisel Berg Laucheimer, my mother's first cousin.
Ernest L. Laucheimer, Leisel's husband.
Milton J. Selig, my Oma Julchen's, cousin.
Louis Baer and Margot Baer, Margot, my mother's first cousin the sister of Leisel.
Alfons and Meta Berg, my mother's aunt and uncle, the parents of Margot and Leisel. Meta Berg was Oma Julchen's sister.