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 Erich Jilge

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Erich Jilge

  • Birth 11 Jan 1925 Germany
  • Death 22 Feb 1995 Germany
  • Burial Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurter (Oder) Stadtkreis, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Memorial ID 62160569

My special uncle.

My uncle Erich was born in Altenwalde (Schlesia), nowadays Poland. He grew up in a humble home. In the course of WWII, an eye illness was not discovered and treated accordingly, which lead to his losing his eyesight as a young man. In a home for the blind, my uncle learned the profession of a brush and broom maker. Uncle Erich decided to stay there, as he had work in this situation of assisted accomodation that still assured his independence.
We often went to see him, while he spent public holidays and feasts with the family. Uncle Erich had a great talent, and that was his ability to play the mouth organ beautifully. Every now and then he sang old songs, ‚drumming' the beats by tipping his fingers onto the table. And we were often amazed when he read to us stories from his 'books with the holes'.

Erich, we think of you very often. You have taught us that one can make everythig come true if only one firmly believes in it.

Funeral: Hauptfriedhof Frankfurt (Oder)
Cremated, his urn was buried in his mother's grave

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  • Created by: Maja
  • Added: 26 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62160569
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Erich Jilge (11 Jan 1925–22 Feb 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62160569, citing Hauptfriedhof Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurter (Oder) Stadtkreis, Brandenburg, Germany ; Maintained by Maja (contributor 47255719) .