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.
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.
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.
My father on leave from the army with with Peter and Harold.
Uncle Walter with Peter (7) and Harold (3) in The Bronx.
2710 Sedgewick Ave.
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.