My home in Frankfurt

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  • Photo taken in:
    Frankfurt am Main
    Year when photo was taken:
    1932
    Country name at time of photo:
    Germany, 1870-1945
    Country name today:
    Germany

This is a picture of me sitting on the balcony of our apartment at Eschenheimer Anlage 30 in Frankfurt.

I returned home from school at 1pm. Then our maid served lunch, and we all ate together.

After lunch, my mother used to take a nap, or would sit next to me and help me with my homework.

In the afternoon I went down to the street to play with my friends. Sometimes we played hopscotch [Hickelkreis].

We would draw different forms onto the street and hop on one leg from one box to the next.

I would ride my bicycle a lot. My parents gave me a very pretty bike: It was my Rolls Royce.

I cannot remember how old I was when I got it. Everyone had a bike at that time.

I did not cycle to school, though. I went by foot. It took me 20 minutes to get there.

Interview details

Interviewee: Erna Goldmann
Interviewer:
Tanja Eckstein
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2010
, Germany

KEY PERSON

Erna Goldmann
Jewish name:
Chawa
Year of birth:
1917
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Frankfurt am Main
Country name at time of birth:
German Empire
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Guggenheim
    Year of changing: 
    1937
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

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