One thing that I noticed re: Pauline's passenger manifest -- under nationality it has GERMANIA. You can see this clearly, especially if you contrast it with GERMAN several rows up.
Wikipedia has this tidbit re: Germania: "Several modern languages use the name "Germania" including Hebrew (גרמניה), Italian (Germania), Bulgarian (Германия), Maltese (Ġermanja), Greek (Γερμανία), Macedonian (Германија), Romanian (Germania), Russian (Германия), Albanian (Gjermania), and Armenian (Գերմանիա)."
It's possible that Pauline's background is one of these IF she answered "Germania."
Just a thought....