Whoever closes his eyes to the past is blind to the present.
Richard von Weizsäcker

He really learned to be upholsterer, my grandfather. Born 1914 in Brüx, he had to give up his dream of his own company in 1939, because he was called to the Wehrmacht. He had the offer to take over the upholsterer company of his master in Brüx. At the end of the Second World Crusade, he became a Russian prisoner of war and survived about six months imprisonment until the middle of October 1945 in the camp Elsterhorst near Hoyerswerda with the repair of watches.

Supposedly he has repaired watches for the Russian soldiers. Certainly this was in the majority of the beuties they had taken from the prisoners.

I can remember well that my grandfather sat in the living room at the dinner table almost every evening in the 70s and repaired watches. He had an inscription in his eye and various tweezers and small screwdrivers, with which he took apart and cleans the watches of his working colleague. He was then working on the potash mine.

He repaired wrist watches and also beautiful pocket watches. I remember one that he had in his chest, whose dial was decorated with beautiful flowers. Probably he had brought them not from a colleague, but from the war. Unfortunately, the watches and all watchmaker tools have disappeared after his death. As far as I know my mother gave everything away.

Teile diesen Artikel

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Clair Sch.
Author: Clair Sch.Website: http://www.ancestry24.deEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webmaster, Genealoge und Blogger
Ahnenforscherin seit 2003, blogge ich seit 2012 über meine Familie, meine Forschung und die Genealogie. Ich betreibe mehrere Webprojekte, die im Zusammenhang mit Familienforschung und Geschichte stehen.

Add comment

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.