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Submitted by Hanna Gafni

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 8/31/2016 3:39 PM
Family Surname: Lehrfeld/Singer
Date of Image: 1945-1948
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I am trying to indetify the location and uniform of the people in this picture. Is it Germany? or is it Israel? Thanks.

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8/21/2016 5:00 PM Soldiers are US Army. Unlikely to be Israel
8/30/2016 3:45 AM yes-perhaps short after ww2 in Heidelberg?
It are in each case members of a Student fraternity...
9/5/2016 8:26 AM Looks like women to me -- a sorority rather than a fraternity???
Wearing pants, they might be part of some work detail.
9/5/2016 8:59 AM The remarkable thing about this photograph is the timing. The presence of US soldiers suggests the time frame 1945-1948. However, at that time, women's fraternities did not exist in Germany, they had been dismantled by the Nazis. The first post-war women's fraternity was TTDV Ferra Floris in M├╝nchberg, founded in 1976.
http://advgratiaaurora.beepworld.de/geschichte-der-damenverbindungen.htm

I would try to contact the Heidelberg women's' fraternity:
Hompage: http://www.alt-heidelbergerinnen.de
E-Mail: info@alt-heidelbergerinnen.de
https://www.facebook.com/AltHeidelbergerinnen
Maybe they have a clue or could refer you to some other womens' fraternities.
9/5/2016 9:06 AM I mean sororities (instead of women's fraternities).

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