S: Remembering Manuela
FC: Remembering Manuela
1: Manuela Goldschmidt
3: Manuela was blessed with wonderful friends & family and they have generously shared memories and photographs of her life with me. I especially appreciate the generosity and the sacrifices made to help me learn more about my biological family roots by Manny's friends Lisa and Yolanda, and my new family, especially Cliff, Irmgard, and Bootsie. This book is for anyone who loved Manuela.
5: Last spring at the age of 52, I found my birth family. This special collection of photographs is just the beginning of my journey to know my biological family. Manuela "Manny" Goldschmidt is my half-sister. Manuela never knew her biological dad, nor did she know that she had a younger sibling growing up less than 25 miles away. I was lucky. Adopted by a wonderful family, I was loved unconditionally, and was given the best advantages in life. Not only were both parents present as I grew up I had doting grandparents and 2 siblings, a sister and a brother. My sister Abby and I have a very strong bond, so I know first hand what tremendous strength and comfort a sister relationship provides. Who can say how Manuela's life would have played out if she and I had known about each other in our younger years? While I am so sad that she and I will never get to enjoy being sisters, I am happy that she had such good people around her. It has fallen to them to tell me her story. Sara Silver September 24, 2012
6: anuela | oldschmidt | G | Born March 9, 1955 Berlin, Germany | M
26: Manuela died peacefully on February 11, 2010 in San Francisco.
27: I will always treasure this first glimpse into her life.
28: Photo Notes / Index | Photos in this book are indicated with a small thumbnail and displayed in the order in which they appeared. There is a small space beneath each photo to note dates, people, or events. | Taken by Lisa Franks | Cover | © Lisa Franks | Friedegund Goldschmidt | Friedegund Goldschmidt | My sister Abby and me 1982 | Friedle (Mom) & Manuela
29: Manuela and her son, Marcus. | Agua Calioente Sonoma, Calif | Potrero Hill San Francisco, Calif
30: © 2012 Sara Silver