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Short summary of my grandfather’s life

September 4, 2012

Born 1913 in Berlin.
In 1938 Dietrich Bonhoeffer urged bishop George Bell in England to issue visas to Jewish members of the Confession Church whose life was in danger. 50 blank visas were sent, and my grandfather was one of those who got it.

From England he reached Sweden where he joined the Salvation Army, git married and had children. In 1970 he decided to move to Israel. His wife didn’t follow and filed for divorce.

He remarried in Israel, and worked for a Bible distribution center. After retirement he spoke about Israel in conferences all over the world, and wrote about Israel for Christian papers in Germany, Sweden, England and Finland.

In 2001 at the age of 87, he and his wife moved to the Ebenezer home in Haifa. The only old age home for believers in Israel. His wife went to be with the Lord in December 2002. He spent the rest of his life writing a book of his life which was published in Germany in 2007.

At the age of 98 he went to be with the Lord. Many of his friends of his age, including his dear wife, had gone before him, and the last few months he was satisfied with life and waited for the Lord to take him Home.

He is happy now. He is where he wanted to be. And his memory will always be with us.

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