In this photo you can see my father- and mother-in-law. When the photo was taken, I hadn’t yet met them.
My father-in-law emigrated to Germany from a Polish small town when he was 19 years old. He didn’t have anything.
But over the years, he established a big leatherwork factory, got a house and a car with a chauffeur.
Before the war, he even presented his products at the Leipzig Trade Show.
“If you’re smart and on the top, buy a purse in our shop” – that was one of his slogans for his products. Lotte, his oldest daughter, also worked in the factory.
My grandfather, too, was a glowing Zionist. He went to the 17th Zionist Congress in Basel with Moshe and Moshe’s sister Lotte.