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A German-Jewish family gathers for a group portrait to celebrate the wedding of Hugo Pauly and Selma Herz.

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    A German-Jewish family gathers for a group portrait to celebrate the wedding of Hugo Pauly and Selma Herz.
    A German-Jewish family gathers for a group portrait to celebrate the wedding of Hugo Pauly and Selma Herz.

Seated from left to right are Selma Herz's uncle, Solomon Kahn, Hugo Pauly's aunt (and the wife of Leopold Herz), Babette Herz Pauly (Hugo's mother), and Louis Herz.  Standing left to right: unidentified, Dora Pauly (Hugo's sister), Leopold Herz, an unidentified couple, Selma Herz, Hugo Pauly, Rose Kahn (Selma's older sister), Theodore Pauly (Hugo's oldest brother) and Alfred Herz.

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    A German-Jewish family gathers for a group portrait to celebrate the wedding of Hugo Pauly and Selma Herz.

    Seated from left to right are Selma Herz's uncle, Solomon Kahn, Hugo Pauly's aunt (and the wife of Leopold Herz), Babette Herz Pauly (Hugo's mother), and Louis Herz. Standing left to right: unidentified, Dora Pauly (Hugo's sister), Leopold Herz, an unidentified couple, Selma Herz, Hugo Pauly, Rose Kahn (Selma's older sister), Theodore Pauly (Hugo's oldest brother) and Alfred Herz.
    Date
    1927 October 28
    Locale
    Aachen, [Prussian Rhineland; North Rhine-Westphalia] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Aix-la-Chapelle
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Kurt & Jill Berg Pauly

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Kurt & Jill Berg Pauly

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    Biography
    Kurt Pauly is the son of Hugo Pauly and Selma Herz Pauly. He was born on March 26, 1930 in the city of Aachen, where his mother's family had resided since the 18th century. His father, though trained as a chef, worked as a butcher and also managed several stores for his father-in-law. The Paulys lived over one of those shops in the nearby suburb of Eilendorf. Among Kurt's extended family were his cousins, Anne and Margot Frank. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the situation drastically changed for the Paulys. Worsening conditions forced the family to close its shops. In 1936 the Paulys immigrated to Palestine, where Kurt's father had a trucking business. Two years later, the family came to the United States on the Palestinian quota, after receiving affidavits of financial support from friends. They settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, a city with a large German population. There, Kurt attended school and his father found work in a cafeteria peeling potatoes and onions. Later, Kurt's father became a chef at a local restaurant. After the war, Kurt learned that some of his closest relatives in Germany had perished in the Holocaust. In 1948 the Paulys moved to Vineland, New Jersey, where they bought a chicken farm. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Kurt went on to graduate with honors from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
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