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World's Fair

World's Fair

When my mother's family escaped from Germany they went to New York first for 10 days, before moving on to Milwaukee. When they were in New York my mother went to the World's Fair.


Honeymoon

Honeymoon

For my parent's honeymoon they went to New York, after first going to Chicago. In New York they stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. My father had lived in New York before moving to Milwaukee. He took my mother to his favorite Italian restaurant, Enrico & Paglieri. My mother had never before eaten spaghetti and I remember my father telling me that he was a bit embarrassed because she thought that she had to cut it with a knife and fork. My father did show her the correct way though.


Hilde with ?

Hilde with ?

This is the picture that is on the front side of the one that says "Souvenir of the New York World's Fair 1939". I have no clue what relative is with my mother in this photo.


Jan 1, 1944

Jan 1, 1944

My father on leave from the army with with Peter and Harold.


July, 1945

July, 1945

Uncle Walter with Peter (7) and Harold (3) in The Bronx.
2710 Sedgewick Ave. In the background of this photo is the Kingsbridge Armory.


SS New York

SS New York

On July 6, 1939 we were called to the American Consulate in Berlin. Our quota number was being called and our papers were ready to come to the United States. So, 4 weeks before the war broke out we sailed with the last German boat, the “ SS New York” to this country. On July 20th, 1939 we departed from Cuxhaven and arrived in New York on the 28th of July.


2710 Sedgwick Ave.

2710 Sedgwick Ave.

This is the building in the Kingsbridge neighborhood in The Bronx, New York where my father, Erich Samenfeld, lived. The family moved here in July 1938. Besides my dad, the family consisted of my grandmother, Dina Samenfeld, my aunt and uncle, Irma & Walter Jacobsohn, and my cousin Peter Jacobsohn. My cousin, Harold Jacobsohn, was born in 1942.


Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge

Please see the description in the above image for 2710 Sedgwick.


The Bronx

The Bronx

Please see the description in the above image for 2710 Sedgwick.


Peter & Harold

Peter & Harold

My cousins, Peter and Harold Jacobsohn in The Bronx. They're dressed in replicas of their Uncle Erich's army uniform.