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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 12/22/2013 4:15 PM
Family Surname: Loewenstein
Country: Germany
Town: Hechtsheim
Date of Image: Circa 1920
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I can provide a higher resolution scan of this postcard on request. I'd appreciate a translation of the writing front and back. Are the woman and children in the window of this house my relatives?
My grandmother, Auguste nee Scheuer Lowenstein had a sister Jeni who married Karl Selig. They had two daughters, Erna and Lotte born 1908 & 1910

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12/23/2013 5:54 AM "My dear ones,

we received your card dear Auguste. We are all quite fine. I tremendously rejoiced when Betty came here, though I was not too surprised, I had a premonition all day. Right now everybody is over at Siegfried's. Yesterday we made potatoes for ourselves and Betty suited me just fine; I was at noon [...?] and Betty with the little ones at Toni's. Potatoes as big as a head, [...?] that is not exaggerated. It's a pity that Betty cannot stay until fall, that would be fun."

On the front there is a complimentary close very hard to decipher for me. I think it is signed by 'Jenny'

12/23/2013 10:14 AM "I send to all of you many greetings from us. Your you loving Jenny."
This is the text on the front side of the post card above the roof of the house.
12/23/2013 8:31 PM "Deine Karte liebe Auguste + den G├╝rtel haben wir erhalten."
We received your card and the belt, dear Augste.

"Gestern haben wir Kartoffel heraus gemacht + kam mir Betty sehr gut dabei; denn ich war am Mittag auch draussen + Betty mit den Kleinen bei Toni."

Yesterday we have collected (harvested) potatoes, and Betty was very handy; because we were outdoors at noontime, too, and Betty with the little ones [were] at Toni's.
I think that harvesting potatoes goes well with the outdoor presence and the size of the potatoes. I don't think that cooking large potatoes is such as big issue, but harvesting, yes.
The word after "Kopf" seems to be "Herbert", no idea who that would be since the card is addressed to Alfred.
12/27/2013 10:47 AM The 5 Pf Germania stamp "Deutsches Reich" was issued between 1901 and 1920. The postmark is from Hechtsheim, the date is not readable.
The house shown is a Hofhaus with the gateway facing the street typical for Hechtsheim, see:
http://www.hofhaus-projekt.de/H-historisch.html
http://www.hofhaus.net/H-historisch.html
Maybe contacting info@hofhaus.net might give you an answer about which particular house is on the picture.
- AS
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