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When they picked up a dime lying in the gutter, they were convinced that they had made the right decision to abandon their homeland to start a new life in a rich country. They visited their sponsors (the daughter of Dr. Clark) in Adrian, Michigan, for a week where they were showered with clothing, sheets, towels, and dishes which they shipped to Milwaukee, their final destination. They also sent many packages to their friends and relatives in Germany. It took them three years, living first in Milwaukee, then in Escanaba, Michigan, before they moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1956.

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