Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Paul Family in Stockholm 1945 – 1951

In early 1945, when the war was almost over, the Paul family was reluctantly evacuated to Sweden by the Swedish consulate. They found a one-bedroom apartment on Arkitektvägen in Bromma, then in the outskirts of Stockholm. The apartment was near public … Continue reading

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Hildegard and Bengt

Hildegard, WWI and the Paul Family In 1912 Germany formed The Triple Alliance, also called The Central Powers, with Italy and Austria-Hungary. On June 28, 1914 Austrian archduke Frances Ferdinand and his wife were shot in Sarajevo and Hungary-Austria declared … Continue reading

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The Koenig Family Spent Many Years Abroad

My grandmother Hildegard Paul (b. Koenig)  and her two older sisters, Editha and Käthe and an older brother Robert spent much of their childhood abroad. Another sister died young while the family was living in Zanzibar off Africa’s east coast. Hildegard’s father Harry … Continue reading

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