Monthly Archives: August 1937

August 27, 1937 – Lunch in the Park by the Lake

August 27, 1937 – Lunch in the Park by the Lake

August 27, 1937
“Le Shono Tauwo.”

I will go to the German services for Rosh HaShona.
[Rosh HaShana was on September 5 in 1937.]


Hebrew-German Machzor

I have changed jobs again, much nicer place and nicer people. I managed to get a job for Trudel Batzner there too, and we are working together since Monday. We eat our lunch sandwiches in the park by the lake, across the street, as long as the weather is so beautiful.

Trudel and Trudel

Trudel and Trudel – not on a lunch break



Trudel and Trudel 1

Trudel and Trudel go out.


Lunch in the park

Enclosed are more photos.*

Saw a very good movie on Saturday: The Wandering Jew with Conrad Veidt. [Scroll down for a clip from the film.] Then to Old Heidelberg Rathskeller for dinner. They play and sing only German songs there.

Old Heidelberg

Old Heidelberg Dining Room

So sorry about Erna’s appendix. Good riddance.


*Many of Trudel’s photographs from Summer 1937 were included in earlier posts. However, Trudel’s album has a page with a few scenic few photos taken that summer in Ottawa, Illinois. Here is one of them.

Ottawa, Illinois, 1937

Ottawa, Illinois, 1937

The notes in Trudel’s album do not indicate why she was in Ottawa. But it was at about that time when her husband, my father, began to work on the Radium Dial Poisoning case in Ottawa. See the Case of the Living Dead Women for newspaper stories about the case. The case consumed their lives for over a year, which may be one reason why Trudel wrote only a one or two more letters in 1937.
New Attorney

LJG to Represent Living Dead.

The Wandering Jew (1933)


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