MÄRKLIN & RAILROADS
www.trains-and-trains.dk : A personal view by Christian Vinaa
USA : New York : Ruth NathansonUpdated : April 19, 2015
During my research of the "Merci Train", that also came to include the "Friendship Train",
I have come across several small, but significant stories about persons, towns & events
that were too remarkable to be left untold.
This is one of these stories :
Ruth NathansonWhere the newspapers disagree I have mentioned both/all facts given.
During the "Merci Train" celebrations in New York City on Thursday, February 03, 1949, one of the more spectacular ( being in 1949 ) events at the official reception at City Hall was a short-wave radio communication between a French boy in Paris and an American girl from New York.
The boy was Pierre Brig-ea / Grigeaux
The girl was 17 year old Ruth Sara Nathanson living on 87-03, 150th Street, Jamaica, Queens from "Forest Hills High School", senior class.
Ruth Nathanson also delivered a speech in French in honor of the French delegation.
I've located the "1949 Yearbook" from "Forest Hills High School" where Ruth Nathanson is mentioned on the following pages :
Year book photo :
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