The Mohr Family Immigration and The New York Times

This morning, as I prepared to post the Affidavit in support of our family application for an immigration visa on a new blog page, I did an Internet search for my father’s name and the signer of the affidavit, Julius Ochs Adler, vice president and general manger of the New York Times. I was delighted to find a 1993 article quoting my mother.

Interesting to note in the affidavit, a comment about my family, “to be in good health, and fine, cultured persons who ought to prove excellent citizens of the United States.” and that my sister and I “will be sent to school at least until they are 16 years old and will not be put to work unsuited for their years.”

(Click on image to enlarge)

When reading my mother’s statements in the New York Times article, I recognized again how lucky we were to have had the support of its VP and general manager, Julius Ochs Adler, without whom we may not have escaped the camps. I feel an immense debt of appreciation for all he did for my family.

This photograph of my family was taken sometime after we arrived in the United States.

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