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

chicken farm

Otto Neumann on his chicken farm, around 1945

The attorney Otto Neumann and his wife Lilli emigrate to the U.S. in 1939.

Otto can no longer practice as a lawyer in the U.S., because his degree is not recognized there. With a credit from the Federal Land Bank - a state bank that grants low-interest credits to farmers - Otto Neumann buys a chicken farm in New Jersey. The Jewish Agricultural Society supports the business with consultants trained in agriculture. Soon 7,500 fowl are laying eggs, which are dispatched to restaurants and hotels throughout the region.