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Tante Lore with me, 1952.

Tante Lore with me, 1952.

Holton St. & North Ave. Milwakee

My Tante Lore told me two stories that I feel are very important. When my mother’s family came to Milwaukee and settled on E Kane Place they did not speak English and were also quite poor. My Aunt got to go to overnight camp at Camp Sidney Cohen, which was an overnight camp for Jewish children. She went to camp as a hardship case. Tante Lore said that Oma Julchen sent her to this camp with her belongings in a shopping bag. She didn't have nice clothes like all of the other girls. Like I've already mentioned at the time she spoke no English. The other kids all picked on my Aunt and made fun of her. It makes me very angry to think that these were other Jewish children and they had no compassion for my Aunt. It seems that they did not care that my Aunt Lore had suffered through hardships and was lucky to be alive.

As I mentioned above, the Pfifferling family lived on Kane Place. The closest elementary school was Holy Rosary, which was a Catholic school. My Opa and Oma took my Aunt Lore there because they just thought it was the closest school, so that’s where she should go. My Aunt Lore told me that she learned English from the nuns. When my grandparents realized that this was a Catholic school they enrolled her at Maryland Ave. School. Years later my cousins, Peter and Harold Jacobsohn, and myself also went to Maryland.