Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Totenbuch vs the Book of Life

A cousin of mine found our grandfather's name in the Book of the Dead at Camp Sachsenhausen. Thankully we may know that Taeke's name was inscribed, idelibly, in the Lamb's Book of Life from before the foundations of the world. The body they may kill.....

3 comments:

sarah vandergugten said...

Do you think the HNr. 100379 was his prison #. I found the photos moving, and difficult to view, but seeing Opa's name in print made a big impact. Have you watched "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"? Quite the movie.

George van Popta said...

That's a good question, Sarah. I'll see if I can find anything about it.

Yes, I've seen the movie. I agree: Quite the movie.

George van Popta said...

Likely "HNr." is short for the German Häftlingnummer = Prisoner number. So my grandfather was Prisoner No. 100379.