Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sax and Goldschmied Graves in Home of Peace Cemetery -- Post 475 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

My friend, Kurt Sax, died in May of 2012 while we were on the Legacy cruise out of Oslo, and the family had the unveiling of his gravestone in April 2013.  Here are two photographs I took at this event at Home of Peace Cemetery on Imperial Avenue in San Diego:

1)  Kurt Sax gravestone:

There is a place for Kurt's wife, Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax on the left of the stone.

2)  Erna and Oskar Goldschmied gravestone:

Erna and Oskar Goldschmied are the parents of Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax.  They were both Holocaust survivors, as was Ruth.

Ruth and Kurt Sax were our neighbors for 37 years, and were very dear to us.  Ruthie is still living, and giving presentations about her Holocaust experiences.

Did you see the "sayings" below the family names?  What about the rocks on top of the gravestones?


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1 comment:

Lara Diamond said...

The stones are placed to show that someone was there.

Kurt's says: Hirsch Tzvi son of Shlomo and Sara
Erna: Perez daughter of Yisrael the Kohain (priestly caste) and Genendel. Died 4 Adar 5742
Oskar: Yitzchok son of Yitzchok and Chaya. 27 Av 5748