Lena Kadel

Lena Kadel & daughter Rose Marie-1914

Lena Kadel was only 22 when her 18-month-old daughter, Rose Marie stood on her mother’s lap.  The year was 1914.  They lived in Germany where the Kaiser was in power.  This is one of a treasure trove of photographs my wife, Gisela, inherited from her mother, Rose Marie.  Lena was Gisela’s grandmother.  Lena wanted to become a doctor, but her father discouraged her. The wealthy leather factory owner told Lena that “nice girls” don’t become doctors.  It would be two generations later before her ambition to become a doctor was fulfilled by 3 of her grandchildren.   One of those physicians is a woman.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: