Cover of my dad's driver's license.
This is another birth certificate for my mother.
My father was 25 in this picture.
I used Google translate to determine that this is what my father needed to carry to travel with cattle.
The Trauer Album is also at the entry, The Gutmanns.
Notice the middle names for my grandparents. Israel and Sarah.
The symbol in the circle is for Halle an der Saale.
This is the first inside page of my mother's passport.
This is the second page of my mother's Reisepass.
This is what my mother had to have on her at all times.
This is what my Oma Julchen had to have with her at all times.
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
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
Halle (Saale), April 8, 1935
The Policepresident. (Policepresident has had also normal administration duties that time - not only police)
On behalf of (by proxy)
No. 13267/35 SEAL signature
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
(for use inside the country)
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
Costs 5,-- Reichsmark
Costlist No. 155
(file No.) II 501 31 or 50/31
This is my father's Immigrant Identification Card.
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.
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.