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Berring- immigration project

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BC: 1933-1934. | Freedom at Long Last

FC: Freedom At long last

1: Germany | America!!!!!

2: The journey to the edge of the sea. 11/ 17/ 1944 The trip from Berlin, Germany to the edge of the sea was a short yet tiresome one. Since we only were only aloud to bring one bag we took our money (2000 marks) which would equal more than 200 American dollars. More than enough for my brother Jacob, my mother, Kim, and myself Daniel, my dad was already in America. We gave our house to the government who gave us 200 marks for it. We gave everything away even our waffle maker );. When we got to the sea they looked at our passports. We were so exited to get on the boat, but we had no idea what we were in for.

3: Frozen waffles | In Germany you would have to make the batter and use a waffle maker. | But in America you would go to a store and get frozen waffles out of the freezer isle. | Waffle Batter and maker

4: This is the kind of boat we came over on

5: The journey to America 11/20/1944 2 days into the trip some people were starting to wish the ship would go down I was starting to think that myself. What with people vomiting over the side of the ship and the stench of steam, I’m not surprised someone threw them self over board. That night we had a moment of silence for the man. The next day there was shout, crying, even gun shots going off (they were probably firing their last rounds since they knew the Americans would confiscate them). When I came on deck I saw it, more treasured and worth more than gold, the green lady, the Statue of Liberty.

6: Freedom at last 12/1/1944 When we got of the boat another smaller boat a ferry took us to Ellis island since our dad was already an American we would have to refer to my Mom as my aunt. We saw that the clothes in America were very different then the ones in Germany. When we got to the island we first we went up the stairs my mom stumbled but luckily their were to many people for the guards to notice only her so she wasn't sent back. We had a health test, we all passed an eyesight test. Then they each had us read for them we all passed. Finally they interviewed separately. My mom took a day to interview, my brother half a day, And me 3 hours. Finally we were aloud into America I still have the signature of the man who signed my go-ahead form John, Maples. We saw my dad and ran for him he stood there at the sign where all families met the sign all would remember the sign that said Kissing Post.

7: Daniel Berring Luggage | The kissing post sign | Ellis Island's main stairwell | My ticket and luggage tag

8: Traditional German clothing

9: Traditional American clothing

10: thats my brother | My mom | t

11: thats me on the boat with my stuffed elephant

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