Erna Goldstein and her husband Heinz-Werner in Israel

Erna Goldstein and her husband Heinz-Werner in Israel
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  • Photo taken in:
    Haifa
    Country name at time of photo:
    Palestine
    Country name today:
    Israel
This is a picture of my sister Erna Goldstein, nee Braw, with her husband Heinz-Werner and their dog. The picture was taken in Haifa in the 1940s. In Berlin there was a Jewish club called Nordau. Erna met her future husband, Heinz-Werner Goldstein, in this club. He was so proud of his 'Germanness.' We would permanently hear: 'Back at home?' Even when he lived in Israel, he still compared everything. 'Back at home it was like this?' We even started to jokingly call him 'Back at home.' He wanted to attend the High School for Politics, but then Hitler came to power and he couldn't. So he went to France in order to get a certificate. He worked in the vineyards there. So Erna went to Palestine with Heinz-Werner, but he couldn't get a job and ended up delivering newspapers. My sister worked as a cleaning lady, and later she ran a kindergarten in their apartment. He did any work he could get. They had two children, Aliza and David. After Heinz-Werner's death my sister sold her apartment in Haifa. Her daughter and son-in-law contributed some money and bought her an apartment in Raanana, so they could be together every day. She only had to go across the street to see them. And they furnished her apartment in Raanana exactly like her old one in Haifa, so she wouldn't miss anything.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rosa Rosenstein
Interviewer:
Tanja Eckstein
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2002
Vienna, Austria

KEY PERSON

Erna Goldstein
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
Berlin
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
Occupation
after WW II:
Kindergarten teacher
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Braw
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

Other Person

Heinz-Werner Goldstein
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
City of death:
Haifa
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Manual laborer

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