Heinzelmnchen prepare our Washington Heights apartment.

When we arrived in New York on the Cunard liner Mauretania in October of 1947, we moved into an apartment on Audubon Avenue directly across from George Washington High School. The apartment had been acquired (a miracle during the post-war housing shortage) and completely furnished for us, right down to milk and eggs in the fridge, through the remarkable energy of my Aunt Hilde (my Uncle Arthur's wife), with help from other aunts, uncles and cousins.   My parents were overwhelmed by such kindness from a woman they had never before met. 


This illustration is a precise representation of our apartment.  My brother Tom and I shared the one bedroom, my parents slept on a fold-out sofa in the living room.