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My Entire Life Created on: 08/21/2008


My Entire Life


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Genes and Environment
We are who we are because of two things: our genetic makeup and how and where we grew up. The jury ...
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1920
12/31/1937
Babyhood and later escapades
I was born in my parents' apartment over their store and tailoring business at 54 Königsberger Straße ...
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1937
01/21/1945
School life
I should add that I have absolutely no memories of school during this time frame. I probably attended ...
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1937
01/21/1945
How often did I die?
The train. I am trying to write only facts here. No embellishments, no fictionalization, just what ...
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1945
12/31/1945
Early Years after WWII
1946  We met up with my aunt Erna and her two children Traute & Erwin in Berlin. Let me step ...
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1946
11/20/1948
a new Beginning
Release from POW camp The occasionally permitted postal card came from my father, as per Geneva Convention ...
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1948
03/31/1949
Learning about America
I'm a refugee boy. My father's parents were now gone. There was no money for a family burial ...
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1949
03/04/1952
The Ocean Crossing
The trip. The time period involved here is only 11 days. Yet, these were eventful days whose ...
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1952
03/15/1952
The fist few weeks in a new world
So this is America We were docked at one of the many slips at the foot of Manhattan and were picked ...
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1952
04/15/1952
It's a series of events
See the chapters in chronological order of newest first below.
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1937
08/21/2008
My bike, my way around Philly
Life on 3rd St ends My paper route was doing well and I paid for the bike in rapid succession, week ...
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1952
12/31/1956
Freshman year
Teenage life - freshmen year. Life on Lawrence St had me learn the language and made me an American ...
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1952
09/15/1953
The rest of the high school years
1953 Ok, I had a car before I had a license and my travels were somewhat restricted until I received ...
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1953
06/15/1956
Background as written by me
Dad was a master tailor. Schneidermeister in German. At 14 or 15 it was normal for young men to enter ...
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My Father's life dream From
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1971
10/08/1976