Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Band of Stitchers from Freiberg 1921

This is a wonderful old photograph of a group of stitchers showing their work in a village near Freiberg, Germany on 28th April 1921. Just visible on the table in their midst is a placard which reads: Trennen ist unser Los, Weidernahen unsere Hoffnung. 88 years later this is a motto for our times: Separation is our lot, banding together our hope. If there is anyone in Germany who recognizes a relative here, just email me and I shall be delighted to send you the photo. I have just noticed that from one of the windows behind, gazing wistfully on this scene, is a man...

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