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Monday, May 25, 2015

21 - More Ship Brochures

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Story so far: Grandma Cecile had planned her trip to visit her relatives back in her home village of Nieder-Mohrau, Czechoslavkia. She had crossed the country by train, from Oregon on the Pacific coast to New York on the Atlantic coast. She was finally at sea. The previous post showed pictures from one of the ship brochures Grandma brought home.

That was not the only brochure she had. Here are more images from her collection:

On close examination of the cover of the "3 Class" brochure, shown at left, a small message is stamped across the "3". It says "THE STEAMER FORMERLY NAMED 'ALBERT BALLIN' IS NOW THE HANSA". According to an article on Wikipedia, which can be read here, this was done in 1935 by order of the new Nazi government in Germany because Albert Ballin was Jewish. This brochure was printed May 1, 1935, before the ship was renamed. Just a reminder of the horrors that were starting to unfold in the world in 1936. Grandma was sailing straight into it.

Here are more images from this brochure:
Inside of the front flap

Gym and promenade deck

Stateroom for 4, like Grandma's room

They ate well!

The above photo of the Stateroom on the Europa has 2 bunk beds, so room for four people. Grandma mentions that she shared a room with 3 others (from June 7 - "We are 4 in a room"), so her room would have looked similar to the one in that photo.

A different leaflet in Grandma Cecile's collection listed all the sailings:

Besides these, Grandma Cecile had two other ship brochures, one for the Columbus, on which she returned, and one other about the "Famous Four", the New York, Deutschland, Albert Ballin and Hamburg. She did not sail on them.

Story to be continued......
 To read Post "22 - Sr. Agnes' letter - 7 June 1936" Click here .

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