Helga Rome's Passport

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    "After Kristallnacht, my grandmother went to Brazil and then we sponsored her to come here. It was difficult at the beginning for me. School was difficult, language was hard. But we graduated at 16. My father had problems with the language. My grandmother was more educated then any of us. She went to boarding school - fluent in English and French."

    Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

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    1. zyrcster 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Commons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    2. photosharp 64 months ago | reply

      Wow. Was the text in quotes from inside the passport, or was is it from the same collection?

    3. Stadtkatze 61 months ago | reply

      FYI: The handwritten text below the textfield says: "Dringlichkeitsbescheinigung über 50 km ausgestellt", "Certification of urgency issued for 50 kilometres".

    4. dinadina619 47 months ago | reply

      The text is from speaking with Ms. Rome at an event where collected materials for this collection. The Road Shows captured digital copies of these fabulous images along with the stories behind them.
      - A, former JWA Digital Archivist

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