Scott Family - 1935 to 1944, Part 1

After John left the Dominican Republic, he went to Berlin to find Gerda. Shortly after that he lived in their house in Berlin. These images are scenes from their household during the war years, when Hitler was in power. Gerda's father was active in left wing politics before the war, and they hid a Jewish woman in their attic, so they were constantly worried about getting arrested. Still, they lived a comfortable life, because before the war started, John bought out the liquor stores. This provided them with a stable income on the black market.