Mutti’s Little Helper

“Mutti, I had a bad dream.” I ran into my mother and father’s room crying, “Bunny” in tow, holding him by his already de-fleeced ears. “Ach, Em! You and your bad dreams! You’re going to have to stop this!” Mutti said, as...

Letter from Cuba – Part X

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. This is part 10 of 10.) Because we had set the packing appointment for November 7th, 8th, and 9th, we could not leave earlier to pick up our...

Letter from Cuba – Part IX

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. This is part 9 of 10.) Because the original papers were in Rudolfstadt, the official only needed to look through the copies list, which only...

Letter from Cuba – Part VIII

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. This is part 8 of 10.)   We ordered passage on the Hapag ship, “Orinoco,” for November 26th, 1938, which departed from Hamburg, outer cabin Nr....

Letter from Cuba – Part VII

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. This is part 7 of 10.) We had sent our application for emigration to the US embassy in Berlin on August 23, 1938. A few days...