Wohlgemuth

If walls could talk—75 years in a Parisian villa

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If walls could talk, the plasterwork at 31 rue de la Saussaye, Neuilly-sur-Seine, would have interesting tales to tell: Insider dealings in the French jewelry trade. Swank cocktail parties for the Nazi elite. A rough-cut Jewish jeweler and his ebullient new wife. Where Henry Kissinger met Le Duc Tho. Here is the story of one prestigious address over 75 years of history.

The Wohlgemuths in Danzig—and how they got there

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Before moving his family to Berlin in 1912, Isaak Wohlgemuth prospered as a mover in Danzig. His family roots were in nearby West Prussia.

The Ringels in Berlin—time of prosperity

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From 1880s to the 1930s, the Ringel family prospered in the garment trade in the German capital. Herman made men's outerwear.

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The Ringels in Berlin—the Nazi years

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During the first five years of Hitler's reign of terror, Jewish families of Berlin faced one repression after another.

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