This is the affidavit written by Bernard Gutmann on behalf of his parents, Selli and Ida, brother, Max, and sister, Else, to come to Cincinnati. Selli Gutmann was Oma Julchen's first cousin.
Letter courtesy of Bernard's nephew, Jay Gutmann.
My mother's uncle & aunt who emigrated to Philadelphia. Heinrich was Oma Julchen's older brother. Oma had 2 more brothers, Julius & Saloman, and a sister, Meta. Julius died in infancy. Saloman died at the age of 17. Meta emigrated to Milwaukee.
Photo courtesy of Sharon Trosch.
Oma Julchen's family picture.
Picture courtesy of Sharon Trosch. Heinrich Gutmann was Oma's brother. Sharon is Uncle Heinrich's granddaughter, and the daughter of Rabbi Joseph Gutmann.
Pauline Katzenstein was Oma Julchen's first cousin. She was the daughter of Oma's uncle & aunt, Bernard Baruch & Jette Gutmann. Bernard was the brother of my mother's grandfather, Meier Gutmann. Pauline & Alfred Katzenstein were deported from Halle/Saale to Sobibor on June 1, 1942, and died 2 days later. They had lived in Eisleben and moved to Halle/Saale 2 weeks prior to their deportation. This information and also the image here came from Eisleben resident Sebastian Funk. The Katzensteins were survived bt 2 daughters, Erna & Kathe.
Alfred & Pauline Katzenstein were on the same transport as Hannacha Cohn who also perished on 6/3/1942.
The children of Oma Julchen's first cousin, Selli Gutmann.
Max, Ilse, and Bernard Gutmann.
Photo courtesy of Max's son Jay.
Max Gutmann is in the top photo. These photos were taken when he returned to Niederwerrn 42 years after WW2.
Photos courtesy of Jay Gutmann.
Somehow the paragraphs at the bottom of this page were copied from my site.
My great grandparents.
This image and the other similar ones in this album are from a website created by Sebastian Funk: http://data.synagoge-eisleben.de/gen/
Although the site has much information there is a lot which is missing.
Only my Oma Julchen Pfifferling (1894/1963) and her sister, Meta Berg, are shown here. They also had 2 brothers, Heinrich and Salomon (1886/1903).
In 1962/63 Meta, Julchen, and Heinrich all passed away 6 months apart.
Sharon Trosch, who is the granddaughter of Heinrich, has told me that there were actually 9 siblings in the family.
Bernard Baruch Gutmann was the brother of Oma Julchen's father, Meier Gutmann.
My great, great grandparents.
Baruch, Meier, and Sam Gutmann.
This is the first inside page of the yahrzeit book for Meier Gutmann, my Oma Julchen's father.
This is the second inside page of the Trauer Album. I want to add that if you may notice that I have his first name spelled two different ways in this album, it is because in my mother's story she has her Opa's first name spelled Maier.
This is a picture of my mother's grandparents. The parents of my Oma Julchen Pfifferling. Maier Gutmann had two brothers, Bernard Baruch and Samuel. In the post titled Affidavits Of Support, under page #2 of Alfons and Meta Berg it shows that Sam Gutmann, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died in 1938 and left said Julchen Pfifferling a revenue of $60 per month to be paid to her during her lifetime. Malchen Gutmann's maiden name was Selig. One of the Affidavits Of Support was written by Milton Selig of New York City.
This picture was taken in Niederwerrn, the small village in southern Germany, where my Oma Julchen was born. Her parents, Maier and Malchen Gutmann, are somewhere in this picture. Jay Gutmann has told me that the man standing on the step is his grandfather Selli gutmann.
My Oma Julchen was born March 4, 1894 in Niederwerrn, Germany. She was the daughter of Maier and Malchen Gutmann. This photo is their engagement picture.
My mother's cousins, Leisel and Margot, the daughters of Alfons and Meta Berg. Meta Berg was my Oma Julchen's sister. First Margot in 1934, and then Leisel in 1936, came to Milwaukee, followed by their parents in 1937. Two years later the four of them brought my mother's family to Milwaukee. If it were not for them my mother's family would not have gotten out of Germany.
Meta Berg was the sister of my Oma Julchen. The Bergs lived in Rockenhausen.