I do not share my family photos often but my brother sent me these recently and I had to share them with you. These are all from my father's side of the family. In the group photo the young man on the right is my grandfather Marvin who lived to be 96. He was inducted by force into the Kaiser's army when he was very young. Later he came to the USA and lived here for for over 70 years. Marvin was very proud of being American and spoke about it often but very rarely of his youth. When he was in his late 80's, he started writing for the newspaper at his assisted living facility, stories from his youth in Europe. I wish I could find those stories.
The older boy is Marvin's older brother Israel who died in the first World War. The young girl is his sister Miriam. She married Emil who was the inventor of the first in ear hearing aid. I visited an exhibit in the Smithsonian with his invention when I was younger. I believe the young boy on the bottom in the cute leather flying outfit is my father Iz.