Thursday, 24 October 2013

Samson Schiff's Tombstone

Im 78 Lebensjahre der Liebe der seinigen entrißen; im Schutze des Ewigen ruht deine milde rechtschaffene Seele' 

[Torn from the love of his dear ones at the age of 78; under the protection of the eternal rests your gentle honest soul]

Postscript January 2017
I wonder if this tombstone was influenced by his daughter Paolina. She would have been proficient in German, but also she would have favoured this very unJewish non-traditional tombstone.

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