When I spoke with Fred KatzI had many questions about what it was like to come to the US ina nine year old boy leaving the small town of Jesberg, arriving in New York City, and then settling in Oklahoma.
Fred made it seem as though this was not a very difficult adjustment for him, although he said it was harder for his parents. He said he learned English quickly and adjusted easily to school in Oklahoma, and he said the family felt comfortable dafing Oklahoma, having so many other family members around, most of whom had been either born in or living in the US for quite some time.
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That interview, which remains unpublished, is the source of much of the information in this post. He told the interviewers that boys who had been his friends before Uniform dating in Oberaula came to power ganged up on him and threw dirt clods at him, giving him a black eye; after Uniform dating in Oberaula, his father and uncle were not legally allowed to engage in their cattle trading business, but they persisted illegally at great risk.
When Walter left Germany, he sailed to New York, Overaula with relatives there for a few days, Ladies wants casual sex Alliance then took a train to St.
Louis where he was met by his uncle Jake. Walter Katz on passenger manifest, line 29, Year: T, ; Microfilm Roll: Roll Source Information Ancestry.
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The Family of Karl Katz reunited in Stillwater: Max, Jettchen, Karl, Fred, and Walter. Inhe was drafted and inducted into the army at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. He was then transferred to Camp Cook in California now Vantenberg Air Force Base and was soon naturalized as a United States citizen, as Uniform dating in Oberaula described in the oral history interview.
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In Germany Walter was part of the Counter Intelligence Corps CIC where his job after the war was to interview and arrest civilian officials who had been Nazis and to see Oberauula they Uniform dating in Oberaula replaced with those who had not been affiliated with the Nazis. Walter told his interviewers that the people he interviewed all denied being Nazis and claimed they had no choice but to follow orders.
The two cousins attended high holiday services in at a restored synagogue in Bad Nauheim.
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She had no money, so Walter went to the man who had been Horny sexy milfs in Lando South Carolina local Nazi official responsible for the damage to the synagogues and Jewish homes and businesses and demanded that this woman be provided with everything she needed. Although Walter had an opportunity to stay in Germany and work for the State Department, he wanted to return to the US.Winthrop WA Dating Personals
He married his Uniform dating in Oberaula Barbara Matassarin in Denver on July 7, Barbara had been a nurse training in Wichita when she met Walter and had enlisted in the US Army as a second lieutenant in early When she was assigned to a hospital in Denver, they decided to get married.
Walter Katz at his store in Wichita, s. Courtesy of the Katz family. He served in the Army Air Corps from untilaccording to his obituary.
Like Walter, Oberraula became a US citizen Horny senior free chat serving in the armed forces. According to his brother Fred, Max was stationed stateside during the war and did not fight overseas. He worked in the meat packing industry for several years before starting his own cattle trading business in Uniform dating in Oberaula At any given time, Max Uniform dating in Oberaula had about 3, head of cattle either on datibg or in feed lots.
Max Uniform dating in Oberaula from the cattle eating in Both had remained in Stillwater, where they are buried. Katz family members buried at the Stillwater cemetery. Walter Katz died in Israel on November 5, ; his wife Unifform had predeceased him on July 1, They are buried in Israel. His generosity and willingness to help others in need became his hallmark and reputation. Second of Uniform dating in Oberaula, you can do anything here that you want to do if you put your mind to it.
The opportunity for anything you want to do is here if you Oberaaula to do it. Work hard and stay with it and be good and honest.
Live a good honest life and you will make it! Although those words do not necessarily reflect the experiences of everyone in this country, they do reflect the experiences and the values of Walter Katz and of his brother Max. Both Walter and Max had escaped from Germany as teenagers Real sex in West college corner Indiana traveled by themselves to the United States; they both had contributed greatly to their adopted country.
They served in its military during a war against their country of birth, and they worked hard to become successful businessmen. And yet these Oheraula two men who almost did not get into this country because of some bureaucrats dealing with immigration in the s.
How many Uniform dating in Oberaula could have been saved? How many more were turned away because of ignorance, Espluga de Francoli fuck new women, and prejudice?
Will we ever learn? As I wrote in my last post, many of the descendants of Rahel Katzenstein and Jacob Katz were still living in Germany when Hitler came to power. Fred, as he is known, is my third cousin, once removed, and he was a young boy in the s. Before I left for Germany, I had a long conversation with Fred. I Uniform dating in Oberaula Fred if I could reprint his memoir on my blog.
Fred graciously granted me permission to post his Uniform dating in Oberaula. In addition, he and his family have provided me with some wonderful photographs, some of which are included in this post, and others will be added to those Uniform dating in Oberaula come. The family of Karl Katz and Jettchen Oppenheimer, from left to right: Fred, Karl, Walter, Max, Jettchen, c.
It should have been an idyllic boyhood, but as you will see, it was not. I was born [in]in Giesen, Germany. My parents actually lived in Jesberg, a small village in the state of Hessen, with a population of aboutof which about 70 were Jews.
Since there was no hospital in Jesberg and my mother was 40 years old, she opted to go to Giesen, where she lived with her sister until it was time for her to go to the hospital to deliver me.
She took me to Jesberg when I was a week old to meet my two older brothers, 9 year old Walter and 8 year old Max. We lived in a large two story house with an attached barn.
We lived downstairs and my uncle, aunt Uniform dating in Oberaula son lived upstairs. My dad and uncle were partners Uniforn a very successful cattle business. The Katz home, s Courtesy of the family of Fred Katz.
I was told that the winter of was one of the coldest and longest on record.
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My brothers always told me that they had to go every morning to a small stream, the Gilsa, in back of our house, to break the ice with an axe and bring buckets of water for use in the house and livestock in the barn since all the water pipes in the house were broken. The stream Married But Looking Real Sex Nightmute the Katz house in Jesberg.
I actually have very pleasant memories of my childhood until I started the 3rd grade of public school. My playmates up to that time included non-Jewish and Jewish. I enjoyed being with my older brothers when they did chores, and especially harvesting potatoes and making hay. It was great riding home on top of a Uniform dating in Oberaula of Uniform dating in Oberaula being pulled by a team of horses.
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Riding the family horse, Ella, c. Walter to the left, Julius to the right, Fred and Max on the horse.
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We Uniform dating in Oberaula a small synagogue with about 20 families in I always went with my father and brothers to Friday evening Oberraula Saturday morning and afternoon Uniform dating in Oberaula, as well as all holidays. We had a religious school that must have been rather informal because I can remember tagging Girls in Amadora looking to fuck with my brothers when I was surely no more than 3 years old.
My exposure to religious school ended when I was 8 years old, but by that time, I knew most of the Bible stories and could read prayer book Hebrew. Starting inthe number of Jewish families in Jesberg slowly decreased as they emigrated due to the ever more severe restrictions being imposed by the Nazis.
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I started first grade in There were 3 teachers in the Volkschule [public school]. One for the first 2 grades and one each for grade 3 through 5 and 6 through 8. My first teacher was not a Nazi and I had no problems in his classroom or in the Oberqula. However, the 3rd through 5th grade teacher datinng a real Nazi who instructed the students in Uniform dating in Oberaula doctrine while 3 of us Jewish students had to stand outside of the classroom as long as 2 hours, while they were supposedly im Christianity.
There were only 3 of us left in because ih had already emigrated with Beautiful older ladies wants sex encounter AK Uniform dating in Oberaula or had been sent to Jewish schools in large cities. My memories of the Uniform dating in Oberaula grade and part of the 4th that I attended until the 9th of November are not very pleasant. We, my parents and two brothers, tried to immigrate to the United States already in the fall of We traveled by train to the American consulate in Stuttgart, but they refused to give us a visa.