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Submitted by Connie Ruth Springer

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 4/16/2017 4:15 PM
Family Surname: Cohn
Country: Germany
Town: Berlin
Date of Image: 1928?
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My mother shown in a group of children on a cart. She grew up in the Baruch Auerbach Orphanage in Berlin -- I don't know where this photo is set - possible in front of the building? Any info describing people or setting would be appreciated. Thanks.

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4/18/2017 6:42 AM Have you tried looking at the notice on the building,to the left of the group? I can't get it clearly enough to read it on Viewmate, but it should help to identify the place.
4/18/2017 11:47 AM I too have concentrated on the small plaque near the building entrance, but I have come to a somewhat different conclusion. To me it looks like a building directory. The two words near the top in large letters look to be a name. There are several other entries on the plaque, which may be independent one from another. The building itself looks like an expensive residential/professional building. I do not think that it is likely the orphanage. The children are on a cart. Not for the purpose of posing, I think; you can't even see half of them and it's not a very likely photo studio prop. I think this is just a "candid" photo taken during their day "on the town" somewhere in Berlin; the cart is their means of transport. Probably not much more to be gained from this picture.

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