4 years ago#1
Iris
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I was born in Karlsruhe Germany in 1948 and came to US a yr later. My mother was born in 1923 in Karlsruhe. I did not live with her growing up and would like to have information on what her life would have been like as a teenager and young adult during the reign of Hitler and World War II during the 1940's. I am writing a book and want any information that someone could give me to understand what she must have gone through. I have a few stories which I remember that she shared but can't ask her any questions now that she is deceased. Thanks for any help.

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3 years ago#2
Peter Gorrell
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My mother too was born in Ettligen, Germany ( next to Kalsure). Born in 1925 ,trained as a nurse. Unfortunitly I do not have much to share. I too have a few stories,but not enough for a single page.
And she to passed away.

In Christ,
Peter



Peter Gorrell
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2 years ago#3
Jeane
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I too was born in Karlsruhe...in 1949. My father was an american soldier but my mother did not marry him. later she did marry another american soldier (after all, not many young german men returned from the war). My mother was also born there in 1925. She is still alive and I am not sure if you still need information. I am very involved in our german genealogy and she has told me some amazing stories...she is very sharp at 85.

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2 years ago#4
Iris Karlsruhe Germany ...
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Yes I would love any stories you would share especially what it was like as a teenager in Germany during and after the world war 11. Sorry I haven't answer sooner.
Thanks

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2 years ago#5
Aaron
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My grandfather was born in Karlsruhe in 1908. He came to the United States in the early 1920's. During WW2, he served as a German translator for German POWs. He didn't have to fight because his brothers were fighting for the Germans. His last name was SCHMIDT. I was be interested to know if you know anything of Schmidt's in Karlsruhe.

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2 years ago#6
Iris Karlsruhe Germany ...
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Would love to hear more about life in Karlsruhe if your mother will share any stories. Thanks, Iris

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2 years ago#7
Jeane
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Iris...I am so sorry for not following up with this...it kind of got lost. Is there an easier way to contact you? My mother lives about 2 hours from me and I wasn't sure of how to get her in contact with you...she does use a computer but is not much of a typist.

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2 years ago#8
Iris
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Great to hear from you. My email is <email> if that will help contact me. Still want to hear any interesting stories about her child and teen years during the time my mother would have been living in Karlsruhe too. Thanks, Iris

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2 years ago#9
Iris
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Would love to still hear interested stories about her child or teen years just respond to this site. Thanks, Iris

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1 year ago#10
Mike W
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Hi-

My mother was born in Karlsruhe in 1929 and moved to the US IN 1964.

Let me know if you still want more info and I might be able to arrange a conversation with her

Mike

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1 year ago#11
Taylerb
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I would love to tell you story's of my grand mother who was born in Karlsruhe in 1928!

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1 year ago#12
brent
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My girlfriends family is from Kneilingen Germany her grandmother remembers the bombings.And her sister has wrote a diary of her experiences during the war.

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7 months ago#13
terri
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One of my. Lowest fri nds just passed away. She is from Karlsruhe. She was born in 1929. She wrote some things about the war..which I haven't edited yet. German was her second language as she was from the Ukraine but escaped to Germany as a child. Her father was killed by the Nazis. They were not German. She was forced into Nazi school to learn to be a Nazi. She recalls many stories. They would
D hang young boys on lines across the streets so the parents would not rebel. She came to America in 1964. She married an american soldier who stayed in Germany til then. I have more to share if anyone is interested.

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7 months ago#14
jade
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She must have had many stories to tell. I'd love to hear some. Thanks for sharing.

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7 months ago#15
Aaron
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Terri - I am a writer and editor. If you'd like some help with your friend's writings about he war, I would be happy to help. I'm sure she has amazing stories that people would love to read. It would also honor her to tell them.

I have experience cleaning up first draft manuscripts without altering the author's message. Please let me know if I can help.

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2 months ago#16
Tricia
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Hi Iris,
Stumbled across this while searching out information on Karlsruhe during WWII. My mother was born there in 1925. She died a few years ago so I am unable to ask her any questions. However, I would be most interested in reading about that era in that place. Are you still writing? Has this been published?
Thanks for your time!
Tricia

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1 month ago#17
lukkiecharm
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hi tricia,
i am still editing her book.. which is actually short. not sure if it will ever be published. she was born in 1929 in ukraine and they were taken to germany during the war. her brother is still alive and living in karsruhe. im on yahooo if you want to write further.. im hardly ever here. i use the name lukkiecharm. i have just completed cleaning out the house. there was a very interesting wardrobe with an entire missing space behind the drawers(you wouldnt know unless you pulled all the drawers out).. kind of funny, but i kept it. who knows what it may have been used for.

terri

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1 month ago#18
lukkiecharm
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mike,
thats the same story here.. but not my mother. family friend born in ukraine in 29 then to karlsruhe. america in 64 with a soldier.

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