|1965 - meine Mutter in der Küche (mom in the kitchen)|
|1965 - unsere Wohnung oben und im hinteren Bereich (our apartment upstairs and in the back)|
|1965 - East Tremont Avenue, Bronx|
***************************The move from Würzburg to the Bronx was a big step...and a big change. We had lived in a section of houses that had been built after the war and the rooms in those buildings were very small. We had a kitchen in which we practically lived, one bedroom and a tiny living room. My grandfather lived in the living room until the day he died. And now, all of a sudden we lived in a place that had two bedrooms, a big living room and a kitchen with a fridge and freezer. That was something that we did not have in Germany. And hot water came right out of the faucet without my mother having to turn on the heater hanging over the sink. The bathtub also had a shower and we had some real new experiences. The house was owned by a German man from Munich. Below us lived another German couple. The neighborhood was German-Italian. The Italians living there were totally different than the Italians living in Italy, exactly as were the Germans living in the Bronx.
I thought it was funny that the wash was hung out of the window on a line that you had to pull. My mother didn't think that that was funny at all. The same went for the windows that you had to push up to open them. In Germany they open into the room. It sure was a chore to clean the windows in the Bronx.
|1965 - East Tremont Ave|