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Logo of the exhibition "Home and Exile. Jewish Emigration from Germany since 1933" in the Jewish Museum Berlin

Happy Families

"Happy Families" family album, 1962

"Happy Families" is created on a special occasion in 1962: Lotte and Heino Dorner are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Children Steven and Jane surprise their parents with the photo album upon their return from a trip to Italy. The album illustrates a history of 25 years of the everyday life of an emigré family in England.

For their children, who were born in England, Lotte Dorner designs a bilingual card game. The title "Happy Families" is a pun: in British English it is also the name of a card game similar to "Go Fish."