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Identification of two Offenbach youth groups y #germany


sohail.husain@...
 

This is a rather obscure request! I am researching and writing the life stories of my mother, Karola GRÜNEBAUM, and her parents (Sophie and Friedrich), who lived in Offenbach am Main. She was born in 1921, attended the Jewish school when it opened in 1934, completed an apprenticeship at Alligator leather company and worked there until December 1938. She escaped to London in August 1939 but her parents were transported to Theresienstadt in 1942 and then to Auschwitz, never to return.

 

I am attaching two photographs from my mother’ album, which I believe were taken in Offenbach probably in the early 1930s. One shows a girls’ youth group in uniform and I would like to know if this is the uniform of Girl Guides (Pfadfinderinnen) or whether it is some other youth group.

 

The second shows a girls’ sports team in rather wet and muddy conditions. My first thought was that this could be a hockey team, but there are no hockey sticks, so I wonder if it could be a different sport. If anyone can shed light on this, I’d be grateful.

 

Of course, if anyone recognises the photos and can provide any other information, that would be fantastic.

 

Many thanks

Sohail Husain

Hampshire, UK