To emigrate or to remain?
"My mother brought me by train out of our small village to Luxembourg. It wasn’t actually a long distance, but it seemed like it took forever. As I was put on the train for the last leg to Luxembourg, it felt like the turning of the wheels were tearing me away from my mother." Heinz Joseph (1925-2002), Laufersweiler
... but where to?
From Rheinböllen to Montevideo - a story of escape
Inge Ariel Grünewald recollects their flight (in German language)
Inge Grünwald was only 9 years old when she fled Germany together with her cousin in December 1939. Her half-brother Edgar and an aunt from Bad Kreuznach had already emigrated to Uruguay in 1936 - that was their goal. In this 2019 interview, Inge Grünewald personally recalls memories of her father, the farewell to her hometown of Frankfurt and the difficult journey she undertook to Uruguay .