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My mother's Reisepass

My mother's Reisepass

This is the first inside page of my mother's passport.


Driver's License

Driver's License


Driver's License

Driver's License

Cover of my dad's driver's license.


Erich Samenfeld: Birth Certificate

Erich Samenfeld: Birth Certificate


Hidegard Pfifferling: Birth Certificate

Hidegard Pfifferling: Birth Certificate


Geburtsurkunde

Geburtsurkunde

This is another birth certificate for my mother.


Front cover of the cattle dealers license.

Front cover of the cattle dealers license.


My father's licence to deal in livestock.

My father's licence to deal in livestock.

I used Google translate to determine that this is what my father needed to carry to travel with cattle.


Portrait  from my father's cattle dealers license.

Portrait from my father's cattle dealers license.

My father was 25 in this picture.


Opa Karl's statement of taxes paid as a cattle dealer.

Opa Karl's statement of taxes paid as a cattle dealer.

Notice the middle names for my grandparents. Israel and Sarah.
The symbol in the circle is for Halle an der Saale.


Mourners Kaddish from the Trauer album of Meier Gutmann.

Mourners Kaddish from the Trauer album of Meier Gutmann.

The Trauer Album is also at the entry, The Gutmanns.


Oma Julchen's Yahrzeit calender.

Oma Julchen's Yahrzeit calender.


Opa Karl's naturalization paper.

Opa Karl's naturalization paper.


Oma Julchen's naturalization paper.

Oma Julchen's naturalization paper.


Passport

Passport

This is the second page of my mother's Reisepass.


This is the cover of the document that all Jews in Germany had to carry with them at all times.

This is the cover of the document that all Jews in Germany had to carry with them at all times.


Hildegard Pfifferling

Hildegard Pfifferling

This is what my mother had to have on her at all times.


Oma Julchen Pfifferling

Oma Julchen Pfifferling

This is what my Oma Julchen had to have with her at all times.


Opa Karl Pfifferling

Opa Karl Pfifferling

This is the piece of paper that saved my Opa Karl's life. It is the document that my grandfather received from former President Hindenburg. He took it with him to Buchenwald

The translation for this most important of paper was provided by Thomas Beck of Datterode, Germany


IN THE NAME OF THE "FUEHRER" AND CHANCELOR (it means Adolf Hitler!)

The Salesman Karl Pfifferling
at Halle/Saale
on the bases of the order of July 13, 1934 in memory of
World War 1914/1918 by Reichspresident Generalfield-
marshall von Hindenburg endowed

CROSS OF HONOUR FOR FRONTFIGHTERS

was decorated.

Halle (Saale), April 8, 1935
The Policepresident. (Policepresident has had also normal administration duties that time - not only police)
On behalf of (by proxy)

Administrationmark
No. 13267/35 SEAL signature


Karl Pfifferling

Karl Pfifferling

The translation of this identification paper was provided by Thomas Beck of Datterode, Germany

G e r m a n R e i c h

Nationality ID-Card
(for use inside the country)

The cattletrader
Mr. Karl Pfifferling in Halle a. Saale (on the river Saale)
born Sept. 6, 1888 in Halle a. S. (on the Saale river)
has the Reich-cititenship

Halle a. S., October 19, 1936

The Prussian Policepresident
Commissioned
Signature

(Administration marks)
Costs 5,-- Reichsmark
Costlist No. 155
(file No.) II 501 31 or 50/31


Erich Samenfeld

Erich Samenfeld

This is my father's Immigrant Identification Card.


Hildegard Pfifferling

Hildegard Pfifferling

My mother's naturaliztion paper. My mother and her family became citizens of the United States on April 20, 1945. She told me that she became a citizen on Hitler's birthday.


Erich Samenfeld

Erich Samenfeld

My father's naturalization paper. My father became a citizen of the United States of America while he was in the army, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood.