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February 28, 1936 – Elections, Movies, and a Possible Move

28 Feb
February 28, 1936 – Elections, Movies, and a Possible Move

Trudel continued to translate her letters in an elliptical diary fashion, leaving us to wonder about the delicious (and mundane) details she omitted. But these were not uneventful times. Although there was time for movies, there were also worries about her family about what was happening in Europe as she mentions, cryptically, in the reference to “Mr. Warburg” and as her fiance Leonard mentioned in his letter to Trudel’s family earlier in the year.


LJG Campaigns

Leonard J. Grossman on the Stump.

Leonard’s petition to become a judge in order to be on the ballot he has to have a certain amount of signatures from people who want him. He is running on the Republican Party. Everybody has to declare if they are going to vote Republican or Democratic. That will also be for the general election in November.

LJG Candidate

Candidate Grossman


Received a very unkind letter from Mr. Warburg. I had asked for advice how to bring Doddo here.

Trudel, Erna and Lotte - 1932

Trudel, Erna and Lotte – 1932

Trudel at Rose's

Trudel at Rose La Marque’s

Rose La Marque

Rose La Marque

I may move to [share an apartment with] Mrs. LaMarque in the Seneca Hotel where I work evenings and weekends. She is that wonderful dressmaker and the lady who got me the job in her hotel. We are having dinner together every night now.


Saw Charlie Chaplin in a very funny movie that took 5 years to make, Modern Times.

Modern Times

Modern Times



The reference to an “unkind” letter from “Mr. Warburg” is unexplained. Trudel must have written to a member of the famous Warburg family, also of Frankfurt, in hope of getting some assistance for her sister Lotte (Doddo). This letter from Leonard to Trudel’s family hints at the problem. Lotte eventually made it to the United States in 1941.

See this review of the book The Warburgs for more information.


Charlie Chaplain hadn’t produced a movie in five years at the time Modern Times was released.


 

About Leonard Grossman

Writing about the online world since 1992: The ModemJunkie's Portal Taught school in the inner-city from 1967-78, Government lawyer from 1979-2010. Married to the incredible Cindy Barnard. Proud father of Sarah and grandfather of Gavin.
 

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