Lilo Wethner, Hanni Klinke, Irmgard Rueffer and Anita Groebel. Picture developed at Foto-Lenz in Genthin.
1931, the "Oberin", or the woman in "charge" of the Ermelhaus.
The picture of the building is the apartment building my grandparents lived for the most of their married life. The address was Friedenstr. 4 Genthin. This picture was dated Oct. 1954. The bottom picture shows my grandparents, Frieda and Karl Hoeke in an unknown year. Clearly they were older by this time. I really never got to know my grandmother, mother of my dad. She and my grandfather lived in East Germany and we were in America. While we were still in Germany, they came to visit us at one time. My mom says that Grandfather Karl was very busy while there, but that my grandmother wanted to spend time with me. I was a baby, of course, and that was the only time we were ever together. My grandfather came to America in the late 1970's when we were expecting our 2nd baby. That is the first time that I got to know him. We were able to go back later a couple of times to visit him in Genthin.