By Allyce B.
Grade 4, Tennessee
Country of Origin: Germany

What is your name?
Irmgard Flannery.

Where were you born?
Linkhunen, East Germany.

What country did you emigrate from?

What year did you come to the United States?

Why did you come to America?
Because I was offered a job as a nanny for three children in Manhattan for one year.

Did any members of you your family come to America before you?
No. I was the first one.

What was your first impression of The United states of America?
It was enormous, very busy, overwhelming, and unreal to her eyes.

Did you bring anything special with you? Why did you bring that item?
I brought a picture of my family so I could feel close to them even though we were an ocean away.

What did you do for fun in Germany?
I went to dances and went sightseeing with my church youth group.

What did you do for work before you came to America?
I worked in a children’s orphanage as a nursery teacher.

Thanks for this interview.
You are very welcome.

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