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Hans Neumeyer

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Hans aged one, in 1888

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Hans with his pupils

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Sketch by Leo Haas of a blind man in Theresienstadt transit camp, very possibly Hans; something about the mouth and the chin that seems to fit

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A rather posed picture of Hans at the piano. The two grand pianos the Neumeyers owned were stored for safe keeping with friends during the war, but we never got them back.

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The last known photo of Hans, on his ID card

Vera Neumeyer

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Vera performing eurythmics

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With Raimund and Ruth in the garden of her house, c.1926

 

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Outside the house in Dachau

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Vera, second from left, with unknown friends hiking

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Hans and Vera

 

Marianne (‘Janni’) Bisi (nee Ephraim)

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Janni (left) and Vera. Janni was the elder of the two sisters and I remember her very well from my childhood

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Janni, date unknown but perhaps 1940s or early 1950s

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Janni (in white, at far side of main table) working at a Montessori nursery in Schreiberhau (now Szklarska Poreba; in Poland, near the Czech/German borders)

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Janni in the 1960s during one of her annual visits to our house (pictured behind) in Charlecote Grove, Sydenham, London SE26, where I was born. She is with her brother-in-law Bruno Schweig, who lived in Golders Green. The house was owned by my family from 1956 to 2013.

Dora Böse (nee Ephraim)

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Betti Braun (nee Neumeyer)

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Betti in 1953 with her husband

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Betti in Berlin, postwar, with one of her trademark cups of strong coffee

Herbert Ephraim

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Herbert as a child with younger sister Vera

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Herbert, with Ruth and Raimund sitting on the fender and Hans Neumeyer behind the gate on the left

 

Martin and Hildegard Ephraim

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Hildegard and Vera (Vera looks pregnant, so this is either 1922 or 1924)

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An immaculately dressed Martin with dogs

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Hildegard with Ruth and Raimund, shortly before her death in 1932

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The earliest known picture of Hildegard, presumably late 19th century

Nathan Neumeyer (1843-1923)

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Nathan in old age, early 20th century

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Nathan Neumeyer’s clothing store in Munich, with his family members standing by the upper floor windows

Group photos of the family

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Herbert’s car with Martin in the front passenger seat and Vera and Hans behind

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Schreiberhau, 1925. Back row: Hans Neumeyer, Martin Ephraim, Hildegard Ephraim, Erika, Irmgard (‘Irmi’); front row: Vera with children Raimund and Ruth, Marianne (‘Janni’) with Gernot on knee and Valerio seated on ground, Ursula (‘Ursel’), Dora (‘Dodo’) with Eckhard on knee, Serena

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Vera (far left) with her parents Hildegard and Martin Ephraim, and sister Dora (‘Dodo’, who survived the war and lived until 1962) with her children Eckard and Ursula (‘Ursel’)

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Ruth and Raimund, Bad Tolz, 1938

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The Neumeyers: Vera, Hans, Ruth and Raimund, in the late 1920s

 

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The Neumeyers walking in the Alps

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Ruth and Raimund on a beach in Italy in the last family holiday, 1938

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Ruth and Raimund playing on swings, around 1930

 

 

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Hans playing with Ruth and Raimund, late 1920s

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Raimund and Ruth: this photo of the two on a beach in Italy in 1938 was used for the cover of Hans Holzhaider’s book Vor Sonnenaufgang, about the fate of the Jewish families living in Dachau town

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