One of the things I have been unclear about is the date of Hilda's and Joe's wedding. Jo, did mom have stories about it? Here are two documents that help narrow it down.
First is for a New York shipping arrival from Cherbourg, France, in January 1947. Hilda is traveling as Hilda Peiser, using her first husband's name. In a second manifest, for an arrival from Le Havre on October 21, 1948, she is now Hilda Liebman. So the marriage date is in that range.