To Walk Under Palm Trees

The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums



Guido and Else photographed on a horse and buggy in Apia.

Despite a significant age difference, the Sabiel marriage prospered. A daughter, Lisa, was born in 1912 and a second girl, Erice Gertrud ‘Kuki’ Sabiel, was born in 1917. Kuki was the mother of Professor Mathias Freund, chairman of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Rostok University, who has been a prime contributor to this chapter of “To Walk Under Palm Trees.”

Credit: Lisa Sabiel Braune Collection.

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