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It’s a Small World!
It’s a Small World!

Display of plaques in Gyimesbükk railroad museum

In 2011, our Associate Webmaster Zsuzsa Lengyel and I visited Hungary and also took a bus tour of Transylvania. Among many other places, we visited Gyimesbükk (see the Snapshot story elsewhere in this issue). There is now an exhibit of railroad memorabilia in the ”watchman’s shanty”.  Among the exhibits is one with metal identification tags taken from different old-time locomotives. And there, outstanding by its size, was one with the inscription ”Hanomag, Hannover Linden”.  I simply gaped!

Those of you who have read my family’s story ”With God’s Little Finger Over Us” may remember that we lived in Hannover Linden between 1945 and the end of 1947.  And as my Dad described in his Family News, we had been to see several operetta productions in the great Hanomag hall which had been transformed into a theater. I still remember ”The Merry Widow” and ”Das Dreimäderlhaus” (Lilac Time in English).

That plaque was the last thing I would have expected to find  on the old Hungarian border!  Isn’t it a Small World???

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