Hrastovac - Eichendorf




Rosina T. Schmidt

All material © 2002-present,
Rosina T. Schmidt,
  unless otherwise noted.


Hrastovac Photo Collection

Hrastovac  Cemetery
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Dear Ancestor.

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown.

 ca. 1945 © Philipp Jung Archives

Hrastovac Old Cemetery in 1989 © Philipp Jung Archives

Hrastovac Old Totenhaus 1989 © Philipp Jung Archives

Hrastovac Old Chapel in 1989 © Harald Felder Archives 2003

Rest in Peace, © Philipp Jung Archives

Saying good-by on the day of expulsion in 1944 -  © Philipp Jung Archives

Heinrich Köhler, † 1929,

© Philipp Jung Archives

Precious Parents sleep softly...© Harald Felder Archives 2003

© Philipp Jung Archives

Sleep softly... © Philipp Jung Archives