Cousins, Aunties and Uncles

Passport from 1935

In June 1935 my parents traveled with me to Lodz, which was in Poland. My father did get a passport for this trip. This one passport was not just for himself, but also for his wife and infant daughter!

I suppose we traveled by train from Berlin to Lodz. I’m sure the journey would have taken something like twelve hours. In Lodz we stayed at the house of Aunt Elisabeth (Tante Lies) and Uncle Alfred. Tante Lies was my father’s younger sister. She was the same age as my mum.  Their son, my cousin Horst, was only four months at the time and I was nine months. I had three older cousins in Lodz. They were Georg, Gerd, and Ursula (Ulla). You can see them with little Horst and my little self in one of the pictures.

Ursel, Gerd, and Georg with Horst and Uta (Ute)
June 1935
Uta 9 months
Alfred and Lies in their park in Lodz
with Charlotte and Alexander and babies Horst and Uta
30th June 1935
Elisabeth, my father’s younger sister,
with Baby-Son Horst about Jan.1936

6 thoughts on “Cousins, Aunties and Uncles

  1. Hi Uta. Every time I see more of your family photos, I am struck by the familial good looks. What a handsome group you are–and I’m not just saying that to be nice. It makes me want to go to Germany and root out some of my family tree. My Winkler family has been in the states so long, though, that I don’t even know where to start.

    1. I’m glad you like these photos, Pat. Any idea, how long ago the Winklers may have arrived in America?
      My father’s great-grandfather went to Polen in the early 1800s.
      Thank you for your comments.

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